|Brig M W GHARPUREY||
Joined Sep 1 2009
The photo you view is when I was commanding this newly raised Bde at Ranchi. The number of my Bde is very significant as when I moved it in to Rajasthan during an emergency, an inteligence intercept said" 786 Bde has entered the area.Do not intevene!"
After this tenure I was posted to Deolali as AD Wing Commander and when the Wing moved out to Gopalpur, I was left behind to officiate as Dy Comdt of the School from where I retired on 01 Dec 1989. There on I went as Secretary at the RAA where my first wife Usha died in a fire accident. The School authorities, the Center as well as the COAS then Gen Rodrigues helped me a lot during this calamity. I owe a lot to the Gunners. I then married again ( late) gunner Lt Col Jagdish Hajare's wife Manda. We now live in Pune at my house for the past 16 years. I joined the gunners in the 17 para Fd Regt after being commissioned on 9th Jun 1957.