New Delhi: Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Samant who received the Maha Vir Chakra in 1971, died of a cardiac arrest on Wednesday. He was 89-year-old. The senior officer carried out the most daring and highly successful attacks on the enemy in Mongla and Khulna ports. He was admitted to Arogya Nidhi Hospital in suburban Vile Parle.
Here’s All You Need to Know About Mohan Narayan Rao Samant and his bravery:
1) Samant had received the Maha Vir Chakra 1971. The award was granted for his role as a submariner and the commissioning CO of the INS Karanj, in the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.
2) He was responsible for inflicting heavy losses to the enemy in Mongla by manoeuvring his squadron through a hazardous and unfamiliar route.
3) Without any regard for personal safety, Samant rescued a large number of survivors in the war.
4) Samant had persisted the bitter fight put up by the enemy forces at Khulna. Two boats of Mukti Bahini operating with the force had sunk after the enemy forces engaged in air attacks.
Throughout the operations, Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Samant displayed conspicuous gallantry, dedication and leadership.