My father, Col Vikram Kumar Jaitly, who passed away about three weeks ago, was one of the bravest officers of the Indian Army Infantry division. Known as Tiger, he served the Maneaters of 17 Kumaon and commanded the infantry battalion of the Maneaters of 16 Kumaon. He was awarded the Sena Medal. He has inculcated in us: “Yaad rahey… naam, namak, aur nishaan.” During Kargil, most of the men from my family were deployed in the valley. This day is significant for all Indians, to celebrate heroes whom nobody knows.