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Meet Jaswant Singh Gill, The Man Who Saved The Lives Of 64 Miners Trapped In Meghalaya Coal Mine In 1989

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

On Saturday, the unsung heroes of our country, who have made India proud in their respective fields, will be honoured by Republic TV in the special broadcast of 'Proud to be Indian' as the nation celebrated its 70th Republic Day.

One such individual, who risked his life to save others', is Jaswant Singh Gill. Not many would be knowing his name, but his efforts in 1989 ranks amongst one of the most selfless efforts by a person.

Two decades ago, in Meghalaya, 64 miners were trapped and stuck inside a coal mine. Jaswant Singh, who was the Additional chief mining engineer then, took the responsibility upon himself and went inside the mine to rescue the miners.

A process which took six hours to complete, the warrior made sure that each and every minor was receiving food and water supply when they were trapped, and further, made sure that each and every one of them came out safely.

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His brave endeavor shows even during the toughest of times, anything can be achieved with grit and determination. Jaswant's never-die attitude was the reason that the miners wre safely rescued.

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You can catch the full story of Jaswant Singh Gill in the special broadcast of 'Proud to be Indian' on Republic TV on Saturday