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1971 Indo-Pak war hero Kuldip Singh, who inspired ‘Border’, dies


Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who served as a Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, has died aged 78 after battling cancer. Based on the Battle of Longewala, JP Dutta’s 1997 film ‘Border’ portrayed Chandpuri in lead, played by Sunny Deol. Chandpuri defended a Rajasthan border post against over 2,000 Pakistani soldiers for an entire night with just 120 Indian soldiers.


Sunny Deol paid tribute to him by tweeting ” We will forever stay indebted to this great soldier” .