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1st Gurkha VC ever to be sold

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1st Victoria cross won by Gurkha hero Agansing Rai will be sold in auction that is being held on July 22nd.

If he haven chose a path of luxury he could have sold it but it never occured to him. He lived in two room house with his wife and children in the village of Amsara in eastern Nepal, 3 days walk from KTM.
He died at the age of 80. After 4 years of his death, his VC is being sold. It is a first Gurkha VC ever to be sold at auction and it is likely to fetch at leat £110,000.

Money will be given to a charity which provides welfare and education for the country's desperate children.

I read in some paper where his 2 sons and 3 daughters want that money to be given to charity in Nepal.

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Medal entitlement of Naik Agansing Rai - 5th Gurkha Rifles

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1. Victoria Cross
2. 1939 - 45 Star
3. Burma Star
4. War Medal - ( 1939-45 )
5. India Service Medal - ( 1939-45 )
6. Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953
7. Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal 1977
8. Raksha Medal 1965
9. Indian Independence Medal 1947
10. Sainya Seva Medal ( India ) clasp "Jammu Kashmir"
11. Videsh Seva Medal ( India ) clasp "Congo"
12. United Nations Service Medal - ( 1960-65 ) ( ONUC ) Congo ribbon
13. 20 Years' Long Service Medal
14. 9 Years' Long Service Medal Edited by KhemGurung

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I do salute to this tiger.

Is Victoria Cross Britain's highest gallantry award? How many Gorkha soldiers won this award?

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QUOTE (RKYadav @ Jun 29 2004, 01:02 PM)
Is Victoria Cross Britain's highest gallantry award? How many Gorkha soldiers won this award?

Yes, it is.

13 Gurkhas won VC. They are :-

01. Kulbir Thapa Magar
02. Karan Bahadur Rana Magar
03. Lal Bahadur Thapa Magar
04. Gaje Ghale
05. Ganju Lama
06. Tul Bahadur Pun Magar
07. Netra Bahadur Thapa Magar
08. Agan Singh Rai
09. Sher Bahadur Thapa Chettri
10. Thaman Gurung
11. Bhanu Bhakta Gurung
12. Lachhiman Gurung
13. Ram Bahadur Limbu

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I also heard that Gurkha soldiers had won many VCs. but I don't know more about this issue. A long ago I read somewhere that there were more than 25 Gurkha rifle regiments but currently I found only eleven Gurkha rifle Regiments. 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 6 Gurkha rifle, 7 Gurkha rifle and 10 Gurkha rifles are under the Britis Government and others are under an Indian government.

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QUOTE (Sirupate @ Jun 28 2004, 11:11 PM)
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1st Victoria cross won by Gurkha hero Agansing Rai will be sold in auction that is being held on July 22nd.

If he haven chose a path of luxury he could have sold it but it never occured to him. He lived in two room house with his wife and children in the village of Amsara in eastern Nepal, 3 days walk from KTM.
He died at the age of 80. After 4 years of his death, his VC is being sold. It is a first Gurkha VC ever to be sold at auction and it is likely to fetch at leat £110,000.

Money will be given to a charity which provides welfare and education for the country's desperate children.

I read in some paper where his 2 sons and 3 daughters want that money to be given to charity in Nepal.

I respect him and his victory !!

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QUOTE (Numraj Gurung @ Jun 30 2004, 11:56 AM)
13 jana matrai ho ra? Ali dherai hunu parne jasto lagchha maile suneko anusar ta? The 5th Gurkha Rifles alone won the 9 Victoria Crosses, I think.

Victoria Cross 13 jana matra ho.

aba India ko pramvir chakra ki ke bhanchha ni tyo pako bhane chahi bhindai kura ho.

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QUOTE (Sirupate @ Jun 29 2004, 05:22 PM)
Yes, it is.

13 Gurkhas won VC. They are :-

01. Kulbir Thapa Magar
02. Karan Bahadur Rana Magar
03. Lal Bahadur Thapa Magar
04. Gaje Ghale
05. Ganju Lama
06. Tul Bahadur Pun Magar
07. Netra Bahadur Thapa Magar
08. Agan Singh Rai
09. Sher Bahadur Thapa Chettri
10. Thaman Gurung
11. Bhanu Bhakta Gurung
12. Lachhiman Gurung
13. Ram Bahadur Limbu

Thank you Sirupate ji.

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