Highly decorated Ashok Chakra awardee Havildar. Dazo Angami Sohuyi Sazo died at the age of 84 in Pfutsero, Nagaland on Wednesday morning at his residence.
Son of Lt Murhachu Sazo, he was born in 1934 at Phusachodu village. He was brought up by his uncle Lt Pohu Sazo, as his parents died when he was young.
When he was 14-years old he went to Dergaon, Assam and got recruited as constable of Assam Police (Ap. Bn) on August 10, 1948.
After serving there for ten years, he left Assam Police and went to Shillong. There he joined Assam Regiment in 1958, and was posted in Sikkim batallion and later on transferred to 6 Bn of Assam Regiment in 1962.
He was posted to East Pakistan (Bangladesh) border from 1969 to 1972 and participated in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971 from November-December. He was at the fore-front of the war moving in the following places – Helley, Lalmati, Isordy, Sylhet etc.
He retired from service in 1974 in the rank of Havildar. He was decorated for his sincere service and loyalty with the Ashok Chakra, Sangram Medal, Poorvi Star, and 25th Independence Anniversary Medal.
He died after a brief ailment at his residence Rukizu Pfutsero. He leaves behind three daughters, one son and his grandchildren.