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Thursday, September 2, 2010

RIP: Lt Cdr Firdaus Darabshah Mogal


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Lt Cdr Firdaus Darabshah Mogal was born on 15 Oct 1974 to Darabshah and Armin in Ahmedabad. Firdaus was the eldest of the three sons. He completed schooling from Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust and joined the prestigious National Defence Academy in the year 1992.  He was commissioned into the Indian Navy as a Sub Lieutentant on 01 Jan 1998.
Firdaus being adventurous at heart volunteered for the submarine arm of the Indian Navy and qualified the Basic Submarine course with flying colours. His illustrious career included appointments   as Anti Submarine Warfare Officer onboard INS Shalki, The Training Coordinator, Submarine School, INS Satvahana, Vishakhapatnam and the Executive Officer, INS Shankush. For his professional competence, zeal, enthusiasm and devotion to duty Lt Cdr FD Mogal was commended by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command in 2007.
Lt Cdr Firdaus Mogal made the supreme sacrifice in an unmatched show of fearless valour whilst saving the lives of his shipmates onboard INS Shankush on 30 Aug 10. He is survived by his wife Kerzin and two year old son Yashan. R.I.P.

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