"All gave some, Some gave all"
Fallen but never forgotten.
Rest easy warrior.
This is the story of that unbelievably courageous soldier, who Climbed Kargil’s Icy Slopes Barefoot to Defeat the Enemy:
#Captain_Neikezhakuo_Kenguruse_MVC (July 15, 1974 – June 28, 1999) was an Indian Army officer of 2 Rajputana Rifles, who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest gallantry award, for exemplary valour in combat during operations in the Kargil War in 1999.
Fondly addressed as #Neibu by his family and friends, and Nimbu Sahab(Lemon Sir) by the soldiers who served under him.
#Captain_Neikezhakuo was born in Nerhema village in the district of Kohima. A century ago, during Nagaland’s head-hunting days, the village was called Perhema or home of the ones who always fought.
The fiercely independent Naga spirit was a family legacy for #Captain_Neikezhakuo. His great great grandfather, Perheile, had been one of the most respected warriors of the village. Today, there is a mist shrouded monument in Nerhema, dedicated to the warrior’s grandson, an equally brave soldier with a tongue twister of a name.
#Neibu’s father, Neiselie Kenguruse, was a grade peon in the government. Deeply religious and anti-war, he initially didn’t want his son to join the army but #Neibu convinced him that the honour of serving in the armed forces far outweighed the risks that the job entailed. After graduating from the Kohima Science college, #Neibu served as a teacher at a Government High School in Kohima before being commissioned into the Indian Army on December 12, 1998.
In 1999, when the Kargil war started, #Captain_Neikezhakuo was a junior commander in the Rajputana Rifles battalion. For his determination and prowess, he was made the lead commander of the Ghatak Platoon of his battalion. Only the most physically fit and motivated soldiers make it into the dreaded Ghatak platoon that makes up the first wave of Indian Army’s counter forces.
On the fateful night of June 28, 1999, #Captain_Neikezhakuo platoon was given the responsibility of taking out a strategic machine gun post held by the enemy on a cliff face, the Black Rock.