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            Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid (July 1, 1933 – September 10, 1965) was a soldier in the 4th Battalion, The Grenadiers of the Indian Army, who died in the Khem Karan sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and was the posthumous recipient of the Republic of India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra.

            He was born in a Muslim Darzi family at Dhamupur village of Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh on July 1, 1933, the son of Mohammad Usman, who was also a wrestler.

During his service, he was awarded the following service medals:

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           Vinod Rai (born May 23, 1948) is the present Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He assumed office on 7 January 2008. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, and Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.He did his schooling from Vidya Niketan - Birla Public School - BPS Pilani Rajasthan. He belongs to Ghazipur UP.

           Mr Rai is a 1972 batch Kerala cadre officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).He was the MD of Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation from 1977 to 1980. Prior to his appointment as Financial Services Secretary, Mr Rai was Additional Secretary in the Banking Division of the Finance Ministry.

              He figured as one of the Persons of the Year in Forbes magazine January 2011. In December 2011, he was chosen as the chief of UN external audit panel. In February 2012, CAG was complimented for professionalism, training and infrastructure by its US counterpart.

   

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