Monday, September 18, 2006

Ghost Soldier on Duty in Indian Army

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We have all seen Smart , young people of their country doing duty in their country's Army. But have anyone seen a Ghost doing duty in the Army of any country.......Yes it happens & happens only in India. Yes, in Indian Army the Ghost of "Baba" Harbhajan Singh who died during the 1962 China - India War still does his duty on Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India. The story goes like this......

"Baba" Harbhajan Singh was a soldier in the Indian Army & worked in the Dogra Regiment during 1962 China-India War. This soldier died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim - India while on duty. Mr. Harbhajan Singh got drowned in a glacier during the 1962 China-India War. He was searched for everywhere & he was found three days later and was cremated with full military honours. Legend goes like this that Harbhajan Singh led the Search Party to his body, and later, through a dream, instructed one of his colleagues to build and maintain a Temple/Shrine after him. A shrine was built at his Samadhi in the hills. Army folklore holds Baba is a stickler for discipline and is known to admonish those who do not tow this line.

In the camp at Nathula Pass, a camp bed is kept for him and his boots are polished and uniform is kept ready every night. The sheets are reportedly crumpled every morning and boots muddy by evening. The Ghost soldier continues to draw a salary and takes his annual leave also. Legend also has it that in the event of a war between India and China, Baba would warn the Indian and Chinese soldiers three days in advance.

Chinese do also worship him & during the flag meetings between the two nations at Nathula Post, the Chinese Soldiers have also set a chair aside for the saint. Every year on September 14, a jeep departs with his personal belongings to the nearest railway station, New Jalpaiguri, where it is then sent by train to the village of Kuka, his hometown in Kapurthala district in Punjab.
A small sum is also sent to the mother of this Ghost Soldier each month. Ghost Soldier's name still continues in the army's payrolls, his mother has still been getting his salary cheques and he has also been given all due time bound promotions. Though it may look weird but it is true & Indian Army still honours this soldier like that.

After post death promotions, late soldier is treated as honorary captain. Ghost Soldier gets two months annual leave every year & a First Class berth is booked in the train in his name and his portrait, uniform and other belongings are brought by army officials to his native village Kuka in Kapurthala district for availing of his leave.

This year also under this annual drill, belongings of "Baba" Harbhajan Singh were brought to Jalandhar from New Jalpaigudi by Dibrugarh Express on Thursday night.
A JCO, a Subedar and an Orderly accompanied the belongings. The family of the late soldier received the belongings at the railway station and later proceeded for their native village. On completion of the leave the same team of the army personnel will escort back the belongings to the Nathu La region.

Now what you call of this weird but true story happening in Indian Army. Interestingly, one of his old colleague Mr. Pyara Singh of Jallandhar District of Punjab has put a Court Case against Indian Army & Ministry of Defense for allowing such weird Dead worship of a person who was dead long long ago.


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61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

India is very lucky to have such legends

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it happens in India!!

God bless the soul and my Salute to real hero

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well if this is all true

my salute to the hero and may god bless him

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the sheet & shoes get dirty, where is the point to argue this. Further, when chinese respect the person, why an indian challenges it in law ?

11:33 PM  
Blogger shabby said...

I feel its great
It makes traditions
and army guys human being apart from just soldier

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I salute such a legend "Baba" Jai Hind... And also salute to our Indian Army from protecting us and our borders.......

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous

heard this also many time before and now got confirmed with reality with its widespread.so we should sometime let our believes run away a little wild

12:46 PM  
Anonymous gaurav said...

that is india,.....where indian braves continue their petrotism and dedidication towards their nation

6:40 PM  
Blogger gurbeer said...

this is really remarkable..once my dad told me he visited this place and i thought its all BS..but after reading this , dayummmm !!

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Amrik singh Gill said...

Amrik Singh Gill Birji Aisi Thonu Salute karde haa
Waheguru Thonu Aapna naal godhi rakha
From Mumbai

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more this kind of SOUL for the nation, who are firmly determine for the duties and tasks.specially in the most Controvery bordes in india

2:53 PM  
Anonymous taranjeet ,asr> said...

well this warrior proved that he is"amar'in reality
i salute him .............
bole so nihaal.... sat sri akaal...!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

baba harbhajan singh is "amar"in reality. salute from me to this warrior........!

11:32 AM  
Blogger gaurav said...

Jai hind for 'baba'

9:37 AM  
Anonymous happy said...

ye sach me true h vishwas nahi hota

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My salute to this Great soldier... Jai Hind...

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i myself have seen this and felt this...
i have told this story to all my frnds...and also have heard from many....i respect those soldiers who are treating a dead frnd of theirs with suc honour and pride

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should be transfered to Pakistan border

1:33 AM  
Blogger deepak kumar Neeli said...

Jai Hind..................

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May be Baba wants to serve more for the nation. My salute to this brave soldier and also to all other Army People serving us.
Jai Hind

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weird story !!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

baba rocks...!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Mounika Takili said...

baba you r really rocking!!!!

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel its great
It makes traditions
and army guys human being apart from just soldier
ajay angurana
vijaypur (samba)

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dnt kw shld i beleve or not..!! Bt really i wandr..!! Last aprl i hv visited dis place, nd reallyy i cant blve it.. I just want to salute BABA... Cnt xpress my rspect n tribute for him.. Save us always like dis BABA...

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gud story. Heard 4 first time, truly unbelievable.
Salute to the martyr.

1:08 AM  
Blogger avdhesh kumar said...

Salite to baba Harbhajan. may God bless him

9:13 AM  
Blogger avdhesh kumar said...

Salute Baba. You r great. may god bless you and also give me blessing.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true soldier never die ,jai baba jai hind

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on his story a fear files episode was made and now on air :/ date 16/12/2012

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAI HIND...... WE ALL LOVE YOU

11:42 AM  
Blogger Bimla gurung said...

Thnks for protecting us...we all miss U.....jai hind,may ur blessings keep our Indian army and India safe n prosperous

4:14 PM  
Blogger happy batth said...

A great salute to saint baba harbhajan singh

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Salute to this soldier who do his duty after die.he is a great man in our country.JAI HIND

2:30 PM  
Anonymous shajesh said...

JAI HIND.......

A True Soldiers spirit will save the country

12:55 PM  
Blogger ssssssss said...

I like baba

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baba pls blessing me...and ur tru hero...

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAI HIND.......
SALUTE BABA

10:17 PM  
Anonymous PIYUSH said...

INDIA IS THE COUNTRY OF TRUE PATRIOTS. WE HEARD AND READ MANY STORIES BUT I THINK AND BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A GREAT TRUTH BEHIND THIS STORIES.THERE ARE TOO MANY EXAMPLES OF SUCH BRAVE SOLDIERS WHO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY AFTER THERE LIFE.DEATH ONLY DESTROY OUR BODY NOT OUR SOUL. JAI HIND , JAI BHARAT........

11:56 PM  
Blogger Bhusan Rai said...

HATS OFF ...TO GRT SOLDIER ..PROUD TO BE INDIAN ..!!

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Rudrajit Chowdhury said...

Last friday I visited to Baba Mandir and also be proud to see that legendary. we also want to see him as now until our death.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous VISHAL THAPA said...

YES ITS A REAL STORY. I SALUTE BABA JI AND INDIAN ARMY. JAI HIND JAI BHARAT.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous VISHAL THAPA said...

JAI HIND. ITS A REAL STORY OF BABAJI. I SALUTE BABAJI AND INDIAN ARMY.

11:49 PM  
Blogger harjinder singh said...

O MY GOD SUCH A UNBELIEVABLE STORY I SALUTE BABA JI AND INDIAN ARMY.....

4:44 PM  
Blogger Parveen K Bhambri said...

Jai Hind Baba ji
Thanks for protecting us
Proud to be indian.... Now u r presence is required at Pakistan border

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all should salute those heros we have lost their lives in war ! And above all, I personally have seen Indian Army at Baba's mandir to praise him & worship him like demmy God. Yes, he is no way small from a God to whom we praise everyday. Salute him & his soul in every aspect !

11:00 AM  
Blogger amarjit singh said...

Hi i am amar from punjab Kapurthala i get to know about the reality about Baba Harbhajan singh ji the great army Personality salute dil se this is the person with the dedication to his work and his countary .. the word about work is worship he trues the value and meaning ,, Jai hind i proud to be an indian .. amar

11:08 AM  
Blogger Chetan Koirala said...

i am from the same place, and its true according to many stories from people. (though i personally haven't felt it) He use to slap the soldiers who sleeps at duty in indo china border. soldier could feel the hand, but nothing infront of him. REAL BABA!!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely it is true because i went their last year and i saw these things their
I salute Shri Harbhajan singh

Science and spiritualisam both are 2 sides of coin so just believe it or not its upto you
Jay Hind

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apart from debet I can only say what dedication he has about our nation,And its okay if our army paid him salary ,rather than corruption rate of india this amount is well paid to some one and after all his family uses his money,if he not get salary then his family is liable to pension and instead of pension he get salary why should we worry about it we can accept many nonsense things in our life we follow celeberty like fools may be crickter or stars from bollywood or polition compared those this is far more better..so take positive part of it & his dedication and love about country. JAI HIND .

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAI HIND.......
SALUTE BABA
kabir hunk

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save us always Baba...you are a true soldier!!!
INCREDIBLE INDIA !!!!!!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grand salute ...baba...
Aapki deshbhakti amar rhe ....

9:59 PM  
Blogger Kuldeep Chauhan said...

Grand salute baba....

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being in Army, should feel ashamed to file a case against. I salute to Baba for his work and alerting people on their duties. JAI HIND!!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let every person who has done a mistake and blamed innocent for that mistake be punished by Baba Harbhajan Singh. Let every place be surrounded with his watchful eyes so that everybody will do their duties rightly and may those be punished by him appearing in their dreams and wake them for their dishonesty. Proud to be an Indian!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Jasdeep Singh said...

Salute to BABA HARBHAJAN SINGH and all the soldiers who guard our boundaries in such weather conditions and rough terrains.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Shruti Nayak said...

i think that it is also said that they have seen a spirit at the indo china border patrolling this is reported by the chinese soldiers . On my visit to the temple when we went to the temple the driver and guide had told us that fifteen prior to our arrival at the mandir the spirit of babaji had come and when my dad went to his bunker in the mandir the lights and the heater had got on automatically and that wad suprising i think it may not be his spirit it may be some automated way they must have created using some electricity supply so that is not true according to me .

3:16 PM  
Blogger Ashish Nagalgave said...

I m blank.... Yr only for harbhaja baba

3:51 AM  
Blogger Ashish Nagalgave said...

M blank baba....

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gud jai hind
nageswar panda

3:02 AM  

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