This great leader fought barefoot at -10 degree Celsius to wrest victoryHe was originally from Army Service Corps (ASC), but during those momentous days, he was attached with 2 Rajputana Rifles. He was supremely fit and ferocious. The Naga leader was in the leading 'Ghatak' (Commando) platoon of 2 RajRif. The simple soldiers could not pronounce his complex name. So, he was everybody's "Nimbu Sahab".
In May and early June, one after another news came. These were news of setbacks. News of death came. Dead bodies returned. Unprepared, ill-informed, ill-equipped soldiers died. There was a pall of gloom in the Indian camps.
This needed to be changed. And the responsibility was given to 2 RajRif. On 28th June 1999, the ferocious Naga leader started the upward march with his Ghatak platoon. From the top, intense mortar and machine gun firing were started by Pakistanis. He was hit in his abdomen. But the Naga moved forward, undeterred. At one stage, he found that he could not climb because of the steep gradient. At -10 degree Celsius above 15,000 feet, he threw away his boots and started moving barefoot.
The Naga leader reached the top with RPG rocket-launcher, fixed the rope for his soldiers and took on the enemy positions single-handedly. He destroyed seven enemy bunkers with the rocket-launcher and got wounded again. Two enemy soldiers came out to kill this wounded Naga, but he sent them to their maker with his commando knife. His soldiers reached the top and ferociously attacked the enemy soldiers with war-cry "Raja Ramchandra ki Jai".
But the great leader, could not be there to witness the final moments of glory. A volley of bullets just before the final victory at Black Rock on Tololing took away the life of this inspiring and dare-devil leader.
But his soldiers of 2 RajRif could not forget Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse. After the victory, the soldiers shouted in gratitude: "Yeh aapki jeet hai, Nimbu Sahab"!
The grateful nation honoured this great and inspiring leader with Maha Vir Chakra posthumously.