Captain Vikram Batra, was born on September 9, 1974 was an officer of the Indian Army. He was awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, on 15 August 1999, the 52nd anniversary of India’s independence. India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War. His father G.L. Batra received the honor for his deceased son from the President of India, the late K. R. Narayanan.