Captain Vikram Batra, PVC was an Indian Army officer, he was rewarded by the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valor. He died during a fight in the 1999 Kargil War, he led which is considered as one of the most difficult mountain warfare operations in Indian military history.
Born: 9 September 1974, Palampur
Died: 7 July 1999, Kargil
Vikram Batra Biography
Captain Vikram Batra was born on 9 September 1974, in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh and he was just 24 years at the time of death.
His sun sign is Virgo, Nationality is Indian.
Vikram Batra Family Background
Captain Vikram Batra belongs to a Hindu family, his father’s name is Girdhari Lal Batra who is the Principal of a Government School and his mother’s name is Kamal Kanta Batra who is a retired school teacher.
He has a twin brother, Vishal Batra, who works at a bank in Chandigarh, and two elder sisters named Seema and Nutan.
Vikram Batra Body Measurements
Vikram Batra standing with his height of 5 feet 8 inches, in meter 1.76 m tall and weighing 75 kg, in pound 165 lbs. His body type is well-maintained and muscular body physique. Full body measurement is 46-18.5-35 inches, chest size is 46 inches, waist is 35 inches and biceps is 18.5 inches. He wore shoe size 11 inches.
His face shape is Oval and his skin color is white. He has pretty dark Black eyes and his hair color is Black.
Vikram Batra Education
He completed his school education at DAV School, Palampur. He qualified for his senior secondary education from Central School, Palampur. After done graduation, he gets enrolled at Punjab University where he completed his Master’s degree in English.
He also took participate in academic events and had participated in the National Level Table Tennis.
He competed for his higher degree in the stream B.Sc. in Medial Science from the DAV College, Chandigarh. In college, he was announced as the Best National Cadet Corps (NCC) for the Air Wing of two zones.
Alma mater: Indian Military Academy; Panjab University
Vikram Batra Career
During his graduation, he was offered to join the Merchant Navy at a company in Hong Kong, but he declined and decide to join the Indian Army.
In starting before joining the Indian Army, he took a job as a part-time manager at a travel agency in Chandigarh.
In June 1996, he cleared his CDS exam and left his course to join the
Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun.
Battles/wars: Kargil War; Operation Vijay; Battle of Point 5140; Battle of Point 4875
Vikram Batra Marital Status & Affairs
Vikram met his girlfriend, Dimple Cheema, in college who was studying MA English from Punjab University. They fall in love and decided to get married when he returned from the Kargil War. But unfortunately, he died in this Kargil War in 1999.
Vikram Batra Awards and Honors
Awards: Param Vir Chakra
A film named Shershaah, based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra. This movie shows his Valour and how he sacrifices his life for the safety of our country’s people.
Vikram Batra Net Worth
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Vikram Batra Unknown Facts
On 26 January 2000, his father received the Param Vir Chakra for his deceased son, and this was given by our President of India, K.R. Narayanam.
After his death, Point 4875 was named Batra Top.
In 2003, a film was made about the LOC Kargil conflict. Abhishek Bachchan played the role of Captain Vikram Batra in this movie.