Havildar Major Faiz Ali was lowered down the embankment due to enemy fire.
Havildar Major Faiz Ali and Sepoy Aman Khan rushed to his aid but by then that highly dedicated, valorous, selfless human being, an exceptional and unique military hero had been relieved of his duty.
He remained Company Havildar Major of Jinnah Company and performed the duties of Special Guard Commander at Yadgar-e-Shuhada in the Regimental Centre.
The government is engaged in finalising the definition of One Rank, One Pension, so I urge veterans and plead Havildar Major
Singh whose fast entered 19th day to break off the fast,"Rajeev Chandrasekhar had appealed.
Your Excellency and the Government of India will be solely responsible if any damage/ mishap happens to Havildar Major Singh or any other ex- servicemen because of the hunger strike,"the letter said.
The letter said that as many as four agitating veterans had been hospitalised due to their fastunto- death and also highlighted the condition of ex- serviceman Havildar Major Singh, who is on an indefinite fast since August 16.
Two others -- Havildar Major
Singh ( Retd) and Havildar Ashok Chauhan ( Retd) -- are also on a similar protest.
The fast unto death was started by colonel Pushpender Singh ( retd.) and havildar Major
Singh ( retd.).