First recipient of NishanHaider Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed remembered on birth anniversary
ISLAMABAD – The first recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, Capt Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed, is being remembered on its 109th birth anniversary.
Sarwar Hussain won Pakistan’s highest military award Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery and valor in 1971 war against India. He was the first foot soldier of Pakistan army to receive Nishan-e-Haider after his martyrdom.
Born on November 10, 1910 in Sanghori district Rawalpindi, Raja Muhammad Sarwar was the son of Hawaldar Raja Hayat Khan.
Raja Muhammad Sarwar joined Pakistan Army as sepoy and then joined Pak Army’s Engineers Corps. He was elevated to Company Commander of Punjab Regiment’s Battalion in 1946 and then promoted to Captaincy in 1947.
Sawar hailed from Gujjar Khan area of Rawalpindi. He joined Pakistan army as a driver on September 3, 1966 at a very young age of 17 years.