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DATE OF EM ACTION: 01/05/1928 Najibabad Railway Station, India.

 

Very little is known about the life of Babu Lakhan Ram EM other than the incident on 1st May 1928 at Najibabad.

 

EM CITATION:

 

On 1st May, 1928, when a passenger train was approaching Najibabad Station a man threw himself on the track opposite the Station building. Babu Lakhan Ram, an employee of the Railway, heard the shouts of those who had witnessed the occurrence but were afraid to attempt a rescue, and running to the spot, immediately jumped on to the track although the train was then only 30

yards away. Despite the man's struggles Babu Lakhan Ram was just able to drag him clear of the lines and hold him down until the train came to a standstill. The rescued man, who was strongly built, proved to be demented and bent on committing suicide. Had he succeeded in resisting Babu Lakhan Ram's efforts to drag him clear, Babu Lakhan Ram would undoubtedly have been killed.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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