A 14-yr-old boy hailing from was honoured with Shaurya Chakra.
The boy is Irfan Ramzan Sheikh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir.
The boy exhibited an extraordinary show of bravery and maturity by preventing a terror attack on his house in October 2017.
It is learnt that it was on the intervening night of October 16-17, 2017, three terrorists came to Irfan’s house whose father, Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh, is a political activist in the state.
When Irfan heard some noise outside the house, he opened the door and found to his shock that three terrorists were standing in the verandah, armed with rifles and grenades.
Sensing trouble, Irfan exhibited the highest degree of courage and got into fisticuffs, jostling and pushing the terrorists, risking his own life, to stop them from entering the house.
In the meantime, Irfan’s father too came out of the house. Seeing him approach, the terrorists pounced on him and a scuffle ensued.