Introduction

Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) was born in 1914 in Hoshiarpur. He was commissioned into the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. Early in August, 1958, Major Tufail, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan

Major Tufail Mohammad


Professional Achievements

Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) was born in 1914 in Hoshiarpur. He was commissioned into the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. Early in August, 1958, Major Tufail, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, and his patrol encircled an Indian post in the Lakshmipur area.
Although mortally wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Major Tufail continued to lead his troops till the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and three prisoners.
He died the same day on 7 August 1958 at the age of 44.