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Agansing Rai

Agansing Rai is a native of East Nepal, enlisted in the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles on June 1941 and became section commander as Naik (corporal) after joining 2nd Battalion. Rai was a recipient of the Victoria Cross invested by Field Marshall Lord Wavell, Viceroy of India on 23rd January 1945 in Peshawar, India.

• Born 24 April 1920 Amsara, Okhaldhunga district, Nepal
• Died 27 May 2000 at the age of 80 in Kathmandu, Nepal
• Allegiance British India
India
• Service/branch British Indian Army ; Indian Army
• Rank Honorary Captain
• Unit 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
• Battles/wars World War II
• Awards Victoria Cross

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