Maha Vir Chakra Winners List from 1947 to 2022

Check out Maha Vir Chakra Winners List of all 129 awardees from 1947 to 2022, Till now 129 military personnel have been awarded with Maha Vir Chakra out which 74 were awarded posthumously

Maha Vir Chakra Winners List: The Maha Vir Chakra is awarded to Indian military personnel for act of gallantry (courage) in war. It is second highest military award after Param Vir Chakra Award. It was established on 26 January 1950. Total 129 army personnel has been awarded with Maha Vir Chakra Award till 21 October 2022. The Maha Vir Chakra may also be awarded posthumously, till now 74 military personnel has been awarded posthumously.

The Maha Vir Chakra Medal is made of silver and is of circular shape with five pointed star and state emblem embossed on it. The Mahavira Chakra is written in both Hindi and English on the opposite side with lotus flower in the middle. The highest number of award are given in Indo-Pak 1971 war for operation Cactus-Lilly. Maha Vir Chakra Winners List is given below.

Maha Vir Chakra Winners List from 1947 to 2022

Maha Vir Chakra Award was first awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Dewan Ranjit Rai on 27 October 1947 for the gallantry in Indo Pak Kashmir War 1947. The Maha Vir Chakra Winners List includes total 129 military personnel. Maha Vir Chakra Winners List also include six army personnel's who have been awarded twice.

Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath awarded in 1962 and 1965, Major General Rajinder Singh Sparrow in 1948 and 1965, General Arun Shridhar Vaidya in 1965 and 1971, Wing Commander Padmanabha Gautam in 1965 and 1971, Colonel Chewang Rinchen in 1948 and 1971, Brigadier Sant Singh in 1965 and 1972. Maha Vir Chakra Winners List from 1947 to 2022 is given below in the table.

S. No.RankNameDate of Award
1Lieutenant ColonelDewan Ranjit Rai27-Oct-1947
2SepoyDewan Singh Danu03-Nov-1947
3NaikChand Singh22-Nov-1947
4SubedarBishan Singh12-Dec-1947
5JemadarNand Singh12-Dec-1947
6CivilianRam Chander26-Jan-1950
7MajorYadunath Singh26-Jan-1950
8Lieutenant ColonelIJS Butalia26-Jan-1950
9Lieutenant ColonelKhushal Chand26-Jan-1950
10BrigadierMohammad Usman26-Jan-1950
11Lieutenant GeneralMan Mohan Khanna26-Jan-1950
12BrigadierRajendra Singh26-Jan-1950
13Lieutenant ColonelThakur Prithi Chand26-Jan-1950
14MajorAnnavi Krishnaswamy Ramaswamy26-Jan-1950
15SepoyMan Singh26-Jan-1950
16HavildarDaya Ram26-Jan-1950
17ColonelKishan Singh Rathore26-Jan-1950
18Subedar-majorKrishna Sonawale26-Jan-1950
19MajorSardar Malkit Singh Brar26-Jan-1950
20MajorSatya Pal Chopra26-Jan-1950
21Lieutenant ColonelHari Chand26-Jan-1950
22SepoyHari Singh17-Mar-1948
23SubedarGurdial Singh26-Jan-1950
24Major GeneralRajinder Singh Sparrow26-Jan-1950
25BrigadierArvind Nilkanth Jatar26-Jan-1950
26NaikSis Pal Singh26-Jan-1950
27RiflemanDhonkal Singh26-Jan-1950
28Lieutenant ColonelKaman Singh26-Jan-1950
29JemadarLal Bahadur Khattri26-Jan-1952
30JemadarHardev Singh26-Jan-1950
31NaikNar Singh26-Jan-1950
32NaikRaju26-Jan-1950
33SubedarChuna Ram26-Jan-1950
34Civilian PorterMohd Ismail26-Jan-1950
35SepoyAmar Singh26-Jan-1950
36MajorChewang Rinchen01-Jul-1948
37NaikPritam Singh26-Jan-1950
38JemadarSampooran Singh26-Jan-1950
39BrigadierSher Jung Thapa26-Jan-1950
40Subedar Fateh Singh26-Jan-1950
41Lieutenant ColonelHarbans Singh Virk26-Jan-1950
42Lieutenant GeneralAnil Krishna Barat26-Jan-1950
43Lance NaikRabi Lal Thapa26-Jan-1950
44Lieutenant ColonelDharam Singh26-Jan-1950
45Major GeneralAnant Singh Pathania26-Jan-1950
46HavildarRam Parsad Gurung26-Jan-1950
47JemadarLal Singh15-Nov-1948
48BrigadierKanhya Lal Atal26-Jan-1950
49CaptainDara Dinshaw Mistry26-Jan-1950
50Air CommodoreMehar Singh26-Jan-1950
51Air MarshalMinoo Merwan Engineer26-Jan-1950
52Wing CommanderSB Noronha26-Jan-1950
53Lieutenant ColonelAG Rangaraj24-Mar-1951
54ColonelNirod Baran BanerjeeMarch-1951
55Air Chief MarshalHrushikesh Moolgavkar08-Dec-1951
56Lance NaikRan Bahadur Gurung06-Dec-1961
57NaikMahabir Thapa16-Dec-1961
58Wing CommanderJag Mohan Nath01-Jan-1962
59NaikChain Singh10-Oct-1962
60SubedarKanshi Ram10-Oct-1962
61HavildarSaroop Singh19-Oct-1962
62Lieutenant ColonelBhagwan Dutt Dogra20-Oct-1962
63Second lieutenantGopalkrishna Venkatesa Prasanna Rao20-Oct-1962
64Lieutenant ColonelGurdial Singh20-Oct-1962
65CaptainMahabir Prasad20-Oct-1962
66MajorMahander Singh Chaudhary20-Oct-1962
67Lieutenant ColonelSardul Singh Randhawa20-Oct-1962
68BrigadierSher Pratap Singh Shrikent20-Oct-1962
69SubedarSonam Stobdan20-Oct-1962
70GeneralTapishwar Narain Raina20-Oct-1962
71Naib Subedar (Honorary Subedar)Rabi Lal Thapa21-Oct-1962
72ColonelAjit Singh22-Oct-1962
73Major GeneralBejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea25-Oct-1962
74SepoyKewal Singh26-Oct-1962
75HavildarStanzin Phunchok27-Oct-1962
76JemadarIsht Tundup27-Oct-1962
77RiflemanJaswant Singh Rawat17-Nov-1962
78MajorShyamal Dev Goswamy18-Nov-1962
79LieutenantVed Prakash Trehan29-Dec-1962
80Major GeneralSushil Kumar Mathur15-Apr-1965
81MajorBaljit Singh Randhawa17-May-1965
82CaptainChander Narain Singh05-Aug-1965
83Major GeneralSarup Singh Kalaan05-Aug-1965
84Lieutenant GeneralRam Dharam Dass Hira05-Aug-1965
85Lieutenant GeneralZorawar Chand Bakshi05-Aug-1965
86ColonelGurbans Singh Sangha15-Aug-1965
87Lieutenant GeneralRanjit Singh Dyal25-Aug-1965
88MajorBhaskar Roy01-Sep-1965
89Wing CommanderJag Mohan Nath01-Sep-1965
90Air CommodoreWilliam Mac Donald Goodman01-Sep-1965
91SubedarAjit Singh06-Sep-1965
92BrigadierDesmond Hayde06-Sep-1965
93MajorGurbaksh Singh06-Sep-1965
94MajorRajinder Singh Sparrow06-Sep-1965
95Lieutenant GeneralHar Krishen Sibal06-Sep-1965
96Lieutenant GeneralKhem Karan Singh06-Sep-1965
97Lieutenant ColonelNarindera Nath Khanna06-Sep-1965
98Wing CommanderPadmanabha Gautam06-Sep-1965
99Air MarshalPrem Pal Singh06-Sep-1965
100BrigadierRaghubir Singh07-Sep-1965
101Lieutenant ColonelHarbans Lal Mehta08-Sep-1965
102Naib Subedar (Hon. Subedar)Naubat Ram08-Sep-1965
103BrigadierThomas Krishnan Theogaraj08-Sep-1965
104MajorMohindar Singh09-Sep-1965
105BrigadierSampuran Singh09-Sep-1965
106Major GeneralSalim Caleb10-Sep-1965
107Major GeneralMadan Mohan Singh Bakshi11-Sep-1965
108GeneralArun Shridhar Vaidya16-Sep-1965
109MajorAsaram Tyagi21-Sep-1965
110CaptainKapil Singh Thapa21-Sep-1965
111BrigadierPagadala Kuppuswamy Nandagopal28-Sep-1965
112SubedarTika Bahadur Thapa30-Sep-1965
113MajorBhupinder Singh11-Oct-1965
114NaikDarshan Singh02-Nov-1965
115CaptainGautam Mubayi02-Nov-1965
116BrigadierSant Singh02-Nov-1965
117MajorHarbhajan Singh11-Sep-1967
118BrigadierRai Singh11-Sep-1967
119Lieutenant ColonelMahatam Singh01-Oct-1967
120Lieutenant GeneralAnand Sarup01-Jan-1971
121BrigadierArun Bhimrao Harolikar01-Jan-1971
122Major GeneralAnthony Harold Edward Michigan01-Jan-1971
123Major GeneralHardev Singh Kaler01-Jan-1971
124CaptainMohan Narayan Rao Samant01-Jan-1971
125BrigadierRajkumar Singh01-Jan-1971 
126Lieutenant ColonelSurinder Kapur01-Jan-1971
127Lance NaikRam Ugrah Pandey24-Nov-1971
128SepoyAnsuya Prasad30-Nov-1971
129RiflemanPati Ram Gurung30-Nov-1971
130MajorShamsher Singh01-Dec-1971
131Vice AdmiralSwaraj Parkash01-Dec-1971
132MajorAnup Singh Gahlaut03-Dec-1971
133BrigadierBasdev Singh Mankotia03-Dec-1971
134Major GeneralAnant Vishwanath Natu03-Dec-1971
135Major GeneralKashmiri Lal Rattan03-Dec-1971
136Major GeneralPrem Kumar Khanna03-Dec-1971
137Lieutenant ColonelJaivir Singh03-Dec-1971
138Air Vice-MarshalVidya Bhushan Vasisht03-Dec-1971
139Group CaptainAllan Albert D’Costa04-Dec-1971
140Subedar-major & Honorary CaptainBir Bahadur Pun04-Dec-1971
141CommodoreKasargod Patnashetti Gopal Rao04-Dec-1971
142GeneralArun Shridhar Vaidya05-Dec-1971
143CommodoreBabru Bhan Yadav05-Dec-1971
144CaptainDevinder Singh Ahlawat05-Dec-1971
145Lieutenant GeneralKrishnaswamy Gowri Shankar05-Dec-1971
146BrigadierKuldip Singh Chandpuri05-Dec-1971
147BrigadierNarinder Singh Sandhu05-Dec-1971
148Wing CommanderPadmanabha Gautam05-Dec-1971
149Air MarshalRavinder Nath Bhardwaj05-Dec-1971
150Lieutenant ColonelSawai Bhawani Singh05-Dec-1971
151Lieutenant GeneralJoginder Singh Gharaya06-Dec-1971
152BrigadierKailash Prasad Pande06-Dec-1971
153BrigadierMohindar Lal Whig06-Dec-1971
154SepoyPandurang Salunkhe06-Dec-1971
155Air Vice-MarshalChandan Singh07-Dec-1971
156Lieutenant ColonelChittoor Venugopal07-Dec-1971
157Lieutenant GeneralJoginder Singh Bakshi07-Dec-1971
158Subedar-majorMohinder Singh07-Dec-1971
159MajorChewang Rinchen08-Dec-1971
160Petty OfficerChiman Singh08-Dec-1971
161CommanderJoseph Pius Alfred Noronha08-Dec-1971
162BrigadierUdai Singh Bhati08-Dec-1971
163CaptainMahendra Nath Mulla09-Dec-1971
164NaikSugan Singh09-Dec-1971
165BrigadierRattan Nath Sharma10-Dec-1971
166Lieutenant ColonelHarish Chandra Pathak11-Dec-1971
167MajorKulwant Singh Pannu11-Dec-1971
168BrigadierSukhjit Singh11-Dec-1971
169MajorVijay Rattan Choudhry11-Dec-1971
170Lance NaikDrig Pal Singh13-Dec-1971
171CaptainPradip Kumar Gour14-Dec-1971
172BrigadierAmarjit Singh Bal15-Dec-1971
173Havildar & Honorary CaptainThomas Philipose15-Dec-1971
174Lieutenant ColonelVed Prakash Ghai15-Dec-1971
175Lieutenant GeneralHanut Singh16-Dec-1971
176Lieutenant GeneralRaj Mohan Vohra16-Dec-1971
177CaptainShankar Rao Shankhapan Walkar16-Dec-1971
178Air Vice-MarshalCecil Vivian Parker17-Dec-1971
179Air CommodoreHarcharan Singh Manget17-Dec-1971
180Air Vice-MarshalMadhavendra Banerji17-Dec-1971
181SubedarMalkiat Singh17-Dec-1971
182Group CaptainMan Mohan Bir Singh Talwar17-Dec-1971
183Air CommodoreRamesh Sakharam Benegal17-Dec-1971
184Second LieutenantShamsher Singh Samra17-Dec-1971
185Lance NaikShanghara Singh17-Dec-1971
186Lance HavildarDil Bahadur Chettri21-Dec-1971
187Rear AdmiralSantosh Kumar Gupta21-Dec-1971
188BrigadierVijay Kumar Berry28-Dec-1971
189Air Chief MarshalS. K. Kaul30-Dec-1971
190SubedarNar Bahadur Chhetri31-Dec-1971
191ColonelDharam Vir Singh01-Jan-1972
192BrigadierSant Singh02-Jan-1972
193MajorDaljit Singh Narang20-Jan-1972
194Lieutenant GeneralVed Prakash Airy20-Jan-1972
195Assistant commandantRam Krishna Wadhwa10-Dec-1971
196Lieutenant ColonelPuttichanda Somaiah Ganapathi16-Oct-1987
197BrigadierManjit Singh19-Oct-1987
198LieutenantArvind Singh22-Jan-1988
199Squadron LeaderAjjamada B. Devaiah26-Jan-1988
200ColonelKrishna Gopal Chatterjee26-Jan-1988
201Lance HavildarNar Bahadur Ale26-Jan-1988
202NaikPrem Bahadur Gurung26-Jan-1988
203SubedarSansar Chand26-Jan-1988
204Lieutenant ColonelInder Bal Singh Bawa02-Apr-1988
205Second LieutenantRajeev Sandhu19-Jul-1988
206CaptainPratap Singh1989
207ColonelVijay Kumar Bakshi29-Mar-1989
208CaptainAnuj Nayyar01-Jan-1999
209MajorBalwan Singh01-Jan-1999
210MajorRajesh Singh Adhikari01-Jan-1999
211Lieutenant ColonelSonam Wangchuk01-Jan-1999
212CaptainKeishing Clifford Nongrun01-Jan-1999
213NaikDigendra Kumar15-Aug-1999
214CaptainNeikezhakuo Kengurüse15-Aug-1999
215MajorPadmapani Acharya15-Aug-1999
216MajorVivek Gupta15-Aug-1999
217SepoyImliakum Ao26-Jan-2000
218CaptainGurjinder Singh Suri01-Jan-2001
219ColonelB. Santosh Babu26-Jan-2021
Maha Vir Chakra Winners List

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