DEV RAJ SINGH
KIRTI CHAKRA
Award
KIRTI CHAKRA
Year of Award
1952 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
10052 SGT DEV RAJ SINGH, KC
Rank at time of Award
SGT
Father's Name
Shri NARAYAN SINGH
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
AMBALA CANTT (HARYANA)

Citation

10052 SERGEANT DEV RAJ SINGH

Sgt. Dev Raj Singh was attending the prayer meeting at Birla House on the  30th January, 1948. As Mahatma Gandhi came out of the house and was proceeding towards the dais, he was fired at by Godse.  Sgt. Dev Raj Singh who was standing close by immediately closed with the assailant.  He snatched smoking pistol from Godse’s hand and pointed it at him and with the assistance of a civilian held on to him until the arrival of the police.

In grappling with Godse, Sgt. Dev Raj Singh exposed himself to great personal risk as there were still four bullets in the pistol.

DEV RAJ SINGH