Raja Aziz Bhatti

Major Raja Aziz Bhatti (Urdu: راجہ عزیز بھٹی  b. 6 August 1928– 10 September 1965)[2], born as Aziz Ahmad:177[3] but usually known as Raja Aziz Bhatti, was a military officer in the Pakistan Army who was cited with the Nishan-e-Haider (Eng. Lit.Emblem of Lion) for his actions of valor during the Battle of Burki in second war with India in 1965.


Raja Aziz Bhatti

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Birth nameAziz AhmedNickname(s)Raja
A Great Hero:220[1]
A. A.
Protector of LahoreBornAugust 6, 1928
British Hong KongDiedSeptember 10, 1965(aged 37)
Near BurkiPunjabPakistanBuriedLadianGujrat DistrictPunjabPakistanAllegiance


Pakistan Army

Pakistan Air Force (1946–48)

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Japanese Navy(1944–45)Years of service1946–1965Rank

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MajorService numberPA-2695Unit

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4/16thPunjab RegimentBattles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965


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Sword of Honor(1950)WebsiteMajor Raja Aziz Bhatti

Prior to gaining officer’s commission in the Pakistan Army, Major Bhatti served in the Pakistan Air Force as an enlisted personnel and left the air force as a Corporal in a favor of transferring to the Army.[4] His brief career in the military was subjected to be as a staff officer working on administrative positions in the Pakistan Army, and widely popular as the “Muhafiz-e-Lahore” (Protector of Lahore).[5][6]

In 1997, he was subjected to a critically acclaimed[4] biographical war drama telefilmMajor Raja Aziz Bhatti, produced by the ISPRand directed by Salim Tahir of the PTV.[7]