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Lieutenant Colonel Raja Sultan Mahmood Shaheed

Lieutenant Colonel Raja Sultan Mahmood remains a brave but forgotten warrior of 1971.

My personal association with him goes back to 1969 while my fathers
personal association with him goes back to 1949 when he was my fathers
class fellow at the Gordon College Rawalpindi.

Originally commanding 22 Baloch , Lieuternant Colonel Raja Sultan
Mahmood Shaheed , relinquished command over a matter of professional
disagreement with his GOC in East Pakistan.

He was then re-assigned to command 32 Baloch .

He ran into an Indian ambush while leading 32 Baloch in a pitch dark
night.Lieuternant Colonel Raja Sultan Mahmood Shaheed embraced martyrdom
with many bullets in his chest while 32 Baluch fled the battle field
abandoning their brave commanding officers body which was never
recovered.

Lieuternant Colonel Raja Sultan Mahmood Shaheeds gallantry was
acknowledged by the opposing Indian commanders and also acknowledged in
Indian newspapers.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.His younger son Brigadier
Nauman Mahmood ably commanded a brigade in FATA in action and is now
Chief Instructor at the Command and staff College Quetta.

His younger brother Brigadier Raja Aftab rose to brigadier rank and is an outstanding gentleman.

May Allah bless the brave soul of  Lieuternant Colonel Raja Sultan Mahmood Shaheed

Major Agha.H.Amin (Retired) ,Armoured Corps

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