GUJRAT: Death anniversary of Major Aziz Bhatti, the recipient of Pakistan’s highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider, was observed here on Tuesday.
Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, was awarded with Nishan-e-Haider for his valor and bravery against enemy and embracing martyrdom while defending the national frontiers during the 1965 war.
Aziz Bhatti was born in Hong Kong in 1928. He moved to Pakistan before it became independent in 1947, and started living in sub-urban area Ladian, of Gujrat district. In 1950 he was enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment. On September 06, 1965, as Company Commander in the Burki area of the Lahore sector, Major Bhatti chose to move with his forward platoon under incessant artillery and tank attacks for five days and nights in the defense of the strategic BRB canal.
Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemy shell arms, tanks and artillery, he organized the defense of the canal, directing his men to respond the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell resulting his martyrdom at the age of 37 years.