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1971 War hero Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri passes away
Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (retd), who is known as the hero of the historic 1971 battle of Longewala, died at a private hospital in Mohali in Punjab on Saturday. He was 78.

Brig Chandpuri had been bestowed with Maha Vir Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in the country.

The battle of Longewala (1971), was one of the first major engagements in the western sector during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, fought between assaulting Pakistani forces and Indian defenders at the Indian border post of Longewala in the Thar desert of Rajasthan.

The valiant feat of Brig. Chandpuri was made into a Bollywood film 'Border' which was released in 1997. His role in the film was played by Sunny Deol.

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