The former commanding officer of 10th battalion of Mahar regiment Colonel PC Ohri passed away on Saturday night. He had been admitted to the Aurobindo Hospital in Indore a few days ago following multiple ailments. A wave of sorrow and grief gripped the fraternity of retired defence officers residing in Signals Vihar Colony and other colonies in Mhow.
Col Ohri was also the chairman of Signals Vihar Colony Management Committee since the last few years and the retired officers were seen remembering him for his exemplary work regarding the civic management and security system of the colony.
His battalion (10 Mahar) that he had commanded during his service, is presently stationed at a high altitude location in the mighty Himalayas on the northern borders of the country. Despite all odds regarding weather and connectivity, the present commanding officer Colonel Arun Bisht conveyed his regards to the parted soul to his family and all personnel of Mahar regiment (retired and serving).
His battalion has mentioned about his contribution to the regiment and country. Colonel Ohri had taken active part in the 1965 war between India and Pakistan. Mahar regiment personnel consider Colonel Ohri as their hero, mentor and a man who stood with his head always high and his values always inspire them.
They have also consoled his wife Tripta Ohri and son Lt Col Vineet Ohri and have conveyed to them that the battalion always stands with them.