LANCE NAIK ALBERT EKKA

Param Vir Chakra(Posthumous)

Award Param Vir Chakra
Year of Award 1972 (Republic Day)
Service No 4239746
Rank at time of Award LANCE NAIK
Unit GUARDS
Father's Name ZULUIS EKKA
Mother's Name MARIAM TIRKEY
Domicile GUMLA,JHARKHAND
Citation

The Statue located in Ranchi Town and it is popularly known as Albert Ekka Chowk. Albert Ekka was born to Mariam and Julius Ekka on 27th Dec 1942 in village Zari of (now) Gumla District. He was initially enrolled in BIHAR Regiment but later moved to the newly raised 32nd Guards Bn in Jan 1968 along with his 'C' Company of 7 BIHAR which was allotted to the newly raised Guards Bn. In Apr 1971, 32nd was re-designated as 14th Bn of The Brigade of Guards.For displaying the most conspicuous valour and for his supreme sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the highest war time Gallantry Award of the land ie, 'Param Vir Chakra' during Operation 'Cactus Lily' during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

Postal stamp depicting Lance Naik Albert Ekka Param Vir Chakra Posthumous