Hadiqa Kiani Pays Tribute To Her Late Uncle Major Masood Akhtar Kiani


Hadiqa Kiani pays tribute to her late uncle Major Masood Akhtar Kiani

The singer took to Instagram and shared the picture of her late paternal uncle who embraced martyrdom during 1965 war against India.

LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Sept 7th, 2021) Hadiqa Kiani, renowned singer, has paid tribute to her late paternal uncle Major Masood Akhtar Kiani.

She paid him tribute in connection with Pakistan’s annual Day on Sep.

Major Major Masood Akhtar Kiani had embraced martyrdom during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.

Taking to Twitter, Hadiqa shared the story of her uncle’s sacrifice, with his picture and wrote: “The story of my paternal uncle, Major Masood Akhtar Kiani. A fighter, a hero, a martyr for our country,”.

She also shared a screenshot from the Instagram account Military Chronicles (@milchronicles47 on Instagram) with details about Major Masood Akhtar Kiani who served as a part of the OC ‘B’ Squadron of the 19ᵗʰ Lancers during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

He was mortally wounded by an Indian Air Force strike and subsequently martyred in Sep. 1965 at Chawinda during what is remembered as the biggest tank battle in history after the Battle of Kursk during the Second World War.

“As enemy air strike began, he (Major Kiani) came out of his tank and engaged enemy aircraft with tank’s machine gun. The Indian aircraft fired a rocket at Kiani’s tank. The tank caught fire and Kiani sustained serious burns and was evacuated to Kharian burn centre,” the Military Chronicles post shared.

Major Kiani was posthumously awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat for leading his troops from the front and engaging the enemy head-on.

Hadiqa Kiani not only presented her tribute to her paternal uncle but also to all those who fight for the country. “I salute all men and women who have fought for our country, our prayers are always with you,” she added.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.