Nepal

Vijay Rai

Vijay Rai

(1990 – 2011)

  • You will never be forgotten Vijay ! Rest in peace!
    Lit by Prasna Dongol
  • rest in peace bhai...
    Lit by Hasina Gurung
  • RIP!!
    Lit by Nisham Limbu
  • You will always remain in our heart and memories..may your soul rest in peace..
    Lit by Syang Lims
  • So sorry to hear the news of another hero passing away. RIP brave soldier, you will not be forgotten.
    Lit by Anonymous
Nepal

Vijay Rai

Vijay Rai
(1990 – 2011)
About Vijay
This is an online tribute to Vijay Rai. Rifleman Vijay Rai from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 15th October 2011.
Vijay Rai was killed by a gunshot wound when the checkpoint that he and his team were protecting in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province came under insurgent small arms fire.
Rifleman Vijay Rai was born in Bhojpur District, Deaurali, in the East of Nepal on 5th August 1990. The youngest of five, Vijay studied in Sidhakali Boarding School in Bhojpur until the age of 12 when he transferred to Himshikhar English School in Tarahar.
After completing his education at Kasturi College, Itahari, Vijay Rai decided his future lay in
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About Vijay
continuing his proud family history of military service. After passing the gruelling and infamous Gurkha Selection, he was enlisted into the British Army on 21 December 2008 at the age of 18 years. He completed his basic training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick in September 2009 before being posted to 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Brunei.
Rifleman Vijay Rai soon established himself as one of the leading lights within 2 Platoon, A (Amboor) Company. After a number of demanding jungle exercises it soon became apparent that this was a young man who epitomised the very finest qualities of a Gurkha Rifleman. Nowhere was this more apparent than on the sports field where his endearing personality
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came to the fore.
A gifted footballer, he led his intake to victory in the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles' inter-intake competition prior to deployment to Afghanistan. An integral member of the battalion, his company and recruit intake, Vijay could be found at the heart of any social gathering or function, strumming his guitar or treating everyone to his latest rendition of a Nepali folksong.
Rifleman Vijay Rai deployed to Afghanistan on his first operational tour of duty attached to Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (South) as part of the 1st Battalion The Rifles Battle Group on 22 April 2011.
On 14 October 2011 A (Amboor) Company deployed alongside members of the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) and
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Riflemen from 1st Battalion The Rifles into a temporary checkpoint named TCP Rome in an area known to have a strong insurgent presence.
On 15 October 2011 Rifleman Vijay Rai took over a sentry position on the roof of TCP Rome, and about an hour later the checkpoint was attacked with small arms fire. Rifleman Vijay Rai was hit in the opening burst. He was given medical care on the ground and evacuated to Bastion hospital by helicopter but sadly he later died of his wounds.
Vijay's family said:
"Our family is shocked with the news of Vijay's death in Afghanistan on 15 October 2011. He was the youngest son. He followed his father's and brother's footsteps as his father and elder brother served as
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Indian Gurkhas and his middle brother is serving with Indian Gurkhas as a Sergeant. He rang his family a day before he was taken away from us.
"He was very proud to be a Gurkha, and died doing his chosen job. His father and family members are very proud of him."
This is an online memorial created to honour the life of Vijay Rai who died a hero. May he rest in peace and, as other proud warriors before him, never be forgotten.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Oct 2011
Pretty Limbu
wrote:
They say, life goes on. And somehow, i am forced to move on with the everyday routine of life. But it feels totally different. And i have never felt this much of guilt. But please understand, my friend, that i have no other choice. I don't want to make myself more weak. I don't want to drop any more tears. Cause someone told me, that the more we cry, the more difficult it will be for you. To cross that ocean of tears and get to heaven. I don't know how much
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Remembrance Messages
Pretty Limbu
message continued:
truth that saying holds. But i cannot just pretend unaware. And i cannot take that risk regarding your well being. Cause all i want for you, is to stay safe, happy and blessed, wherever you may be. All i want for you, is to rest peacefully.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Oct 2011
Kusham Gurung
wrote:
You made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of your country. You are hero. You did not die in vain. He has given the ultimate duty to his country. We will remember you forever as the brave soldier & fine young man that you were.
Rest In Peace Vijay Rai!
Grand Salute To You.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Oct 2011
uniza goorung
wrote:
Dear vijay are joking with me???why don't you call me once....where are those promises made with me huh??we are planning to meet on december in nepal right??you know it is really hard for me to believe that you are not in this world anymore but i have still the feeling that you will come and call me telling wheather m fine or not dear...wherever you are plz stay safe...will miss u tonnes..i will always pray for u...have a gud sound sleep in the bed of heaven..n
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uniza goorung
message continued:
one day we will meet for sure..plz wait me untill that day haii....love yah :'(
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Oct 2011
Pretty Limbu
wrote:
Dear Vijay, if i had the powers, i would have brought you back to us. But i can't. And that hurts. It feels like a long dream. My heart is still not willing to accept the fact that you are no longer around us. But my friend, wherever you are, stay happy and stay blessed. You were a good man. You will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. I miss you so much. Rest in peace, my friend.
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Kindly lit by
Prasna Dongol
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You will never be forgotten Vijay ! Rest in peace!
Kindly lit by
Hasina Gurung
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
rest in peace bhai...
Kindly lit by
Nisham Limbu
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
RIP!!
Kindly lit by
Syang Lims
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You will always remain in our heart and memories..may your soul rest in peace..
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
So sorry to hear the news of another hero passing away. RIP brave soldier, you will not be forgotten.
My Brave Friend !
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Vijay Rai

This is an online tribute to Vijay Rai. Rifleman Vijay Rai from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 15th October 2011.
Vijay Rai was killed by a gunshot wound when the checkpoint that he and his team were protecting in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province came under insurgent small arms fire.
Rifleman Vijay Rai was born in Bhojpur District, Deaurali, in the East of Nepal on 5th August 1990. The youngest of five, Vijay studied in Sidhakali Boarding School in Bhojpur until the age of 12 when he transferred to Himshikhar English School in Tarahar.
After completing his education at Kasturi College, Itahari, Vijay Rai decided his future lay in...

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Prasna Dongol
Hasina Gurung
Nisham Limbu
Syang Lims
Pretty Limbu
Kusham Gurung
uniza goorung
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