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Captain Vikram Batra Story, Age, Wiki, Death, Biography, Family, Girlfriend, Facts & More

Updated On : August 13, 2021

Short Biography

Vikram Batra was born on 09-09-1974 in Palampur in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Army Officer (Captain) who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra on 15-08-1999.

Other Name: Captain Vikram Batra, Sher Shah, Lion King, Vikram Girdhari Lal Batra, Vikran GL Batra

Vikram Batra Complete Bio & Career

Vikram Batra was known as a strong officer of the Indian Army. He was born and raised in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. His father is Girdhari Lal Batra was the principal of the Government School. His mother is Kamal Kanta Batra is a school teacher. He studied at DAV Public School in Palampur. He completed his B.Sc. Medical Sciences from DAV College. He completed his secondary education at Central School. He did his M.A in English from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He was a green belt in Karate and attended the sport at the national level camp in Manali.

His nickname is ‘’Sher Shah’’ or “Lion King” for being his brave acts. He was awarded with the Param Vir Chakra and become the first primary Indian Army officer. He passed the CDS Examination and was selected by  Services Selection Board (SSB) at Allahabad. He then joined Indian Military Academy and did his 19-month training. In the 13th battalion, Jammu Kasmir Rifles worked as a  lieutenant.

He then posted to Sopore in Baramulla district, Jammu, and Kashmir. “He was in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh for five months, in an Infantry School, to complete Young Officer's Course and was awarded by alpha grading”. He was sent to Commando Course at Belgaum, Karnataka, and awarded the highest  Instructor's Grade in 1999. He visited his home on leave from the Army also met his fiancee Dimple Cheema before his martyrdom during the Kargil War. He died throughout the Kargil War1999 at Area Ledge, Point 4875 complex, Kargil  Jammu And Kashmir.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Captain Vikram Batra died on 07-07-1999 at age of 24 in Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir, India. He sacrificed his life fearlessly in the Kargil War Fighting for India.

DEATHDAY 7 July,1999 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir

Vikram Batra Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to G. L. Batra (Girdhari Lal Batra) & Kamal Kanta Batra. When he was born, his father was a principal at a government school and his mother was a teacher. He had a twin brother named Vishal Batra and two elder sisters named Nutan Batra & Seema Batra. He was in a relationship with Dimple Cheema since 1995.

Life's Important Dates Of Vikram Batra

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
School D.A.V. Public School, Palampur
Central School, Palampur
College DAV College, Chandigarh
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Qualification B.Sc Medical Sciences
MA English (did not complete)
Hobbies Travelling, Gymming, Reading, Playing Table Tennis, Listening to Music
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut 06-12-1997 - Qualified for the Indian Military Academy (IMA) training and posted as Lieutenant into the 13 JAK RIF (13th battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles).
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Girlfriend Dimple Cheema


Favorite Color Black

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vikram Batra

  • In his honor historic capture of Point 4875 led to the mountain being named Batra.
  • He worked as a branch manager of a traveling agency in Chandigarh and attended evening classes.
  • In the Service Selection Centre Allahabad, a hall is named 'Vikram Batra Block'.
  • The combined cadet's mess at IMA is known as 'Vikram Batra Mess'.
  • In New Delhi's Mukarba Chowk and its flyover got renamed as Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Chowk.
  • A residential area is called 'Captain ‘Vikram Batra Enclave’ in the Jabalpur Cantonment.
  • He qualified for the 'C' certificate and was given the rank of Captain Vikram Batra at NCC.

Vikram Batra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Vikram Batra was 24 years 9 months & 28 days old age.