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Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed

Major Raja Aziz Bhatti born in 1928 in Muslim Rajput Family. He had six siblings, four brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers was killed in World War II in Hong Kong by Japanese.

Aziz Bhatti fathered six children including six sons and two daughters. Bhatti was a good soldier and a polished officer, he received Sword of Honor in academy.

In the famous Indo-Pak war in 1965 Aziz Bhatti as Company Commander was assigned a task to defend the Burki, Lahore sector. Burki was under constant Indian artillery fire and Indians were trying to enforce their lines by adding tanks to break Pakistani defense lines. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti showed steel nerves and defended the post for 5 days and night by moving to a forward position and guiding his artillery to the enemy targets with perfection and silenced many enemy tanks and artillery guns.

As Aziz Bhatti moved to an elevated position and was fully exposed to enemy one of the tank shell hit him and he embraced Martyrdom on September 12, 1965.

Aziz Bhatti was awarded with the highest military award Nishani-e-Haider for his bravery and his love to his homeland.

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