Mohammad (1914 – 7 August 1958) was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab and
commissioned in the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. On 7 August 1958,
Mohammad, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, encircled an
Indian post, which allegedly violated the internationally recognized
boundary between the two countries, in the Lakshmipur area. Though mortally
wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Mohammed continued to
lead his troops until the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and
three prisoners. He died the same day.
He was commissioned into the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. In August 1958,
Major Tufail Muhammad, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, and
his patrol encircled an Indian post in the Lakshmirpur area. And, though
mortally wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Major Tufail
Muhammad continued to lead his troops till the Indians were driven out,
leaving four dead and three prisoners. He embraced martyrdom the same day
i.e, 7 August 1958.
Mohammad was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan's highest
military award and is the only person to win the award for an action outside
the Indo-Pakistan Wars.
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