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Who among the following was the first recipient of ‘Param Vir Chakra’, India's highest military decoration?
1. Jadunath Singh
2. Dhan Singh Thapa
3. Piru Singh
4. Somnath Sharma

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Somnath Sharma

The Correct Answer is "Somnath Sharma".

  • Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra (PVC), India's most elevated military enrichment. 
  • He was authorized into the eighth Battalion, the nineteenth Hyderabad Regiment, in 1942. 
  • He served in Burma during the Arakan Campaign of World War II, for which he was referenced in despatches. 
  • Battling in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-1948, Somnath Sharma was martyred on 3 November 1947 while shocking Pakistani infiltrators close to Srinagar Airport. 
  • For his chivalry and penance in this skirmish of Badgam, he was after death granted the Param Vir Chakra. 


  • Jadunath Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions in an engagement during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

  • The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's most noteworthy military beautification, granted for showing recognized demonstrations of boldness during wartime. 
  • Param Vir Chakra interprets as the "Best of the Ultimate Brave", and the honor is allowed for "most obvious dauntlessness within the sight of the foe". 

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