FLIGHT SERGEANT O. SUNDARESSIYA
KIRTI CHAKRA
Award
KIRTI CHAKRA
Year of Award
1952 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
10072 FLT SGT O SUNDARESIYA, KC (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
FLT SGT
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
MADRAS (TN)

Citation

FLIGHT SERGEANT O. SUNDARESSIYA (10072)

On 1st May, 1950, Flt Sgt O. Sundaresiya, having noticed that a fire had broken out in one of the compartments of the 603 Down Jhansi-Lucknow Passenger between Chirgaon and Moth Stations.  As pulling the emergency communications cord failed to stop the train, he climbed out of his carriage and working his way along the foot-boards at great personal risk, got as near to the engine as possible, attracted the attention of the engine crew and thus succeeded in bringing the train to a stop.  But for his timely action, there might have been many casualties among the passengers and heavy damage to Railway property.

FLIGHT SERGEANT O. SUNDARESSIYA