With profound grief and deep sorrow, we regret to announce the sad demise of veteran Maj Gen Pranab Dutt, AVSM, VSM at 1115 h on 05 Sep 2019 at Birla Heart Institute, Kolkata due to cardiac arrest.

Born on 29 Aug 1937 at Chinsura (WB), Pranab Dutt joined JSW, Clement Town and passed out in Jun 1957 from NDA Khadakwasla. He was commissioned in 3/9 GR after passing out from IMA, Dehradun on 08 Jun 1958. Later, he was tfr to 11 GR and commanded 5/11 GR from Jan 1973 to Aug 1976 in Rajasthan, Trivandrum, Misamari & Mizoram. He commanded the Regimental Centre from Jun 1981 to Apr 1983 as Lt Col, Col and Brig. He commanded 19 Inf Bde, was BGS HQ Eastern Comd where he earned his VSM. He was Cdr SC Wing, Mhow and GOC Srinagar Sect where he was awarded AVSM.

He had participated in all Ops i.e. 1962, 1965, 1971 and CI/CT Ops in NE and J&K. Maj Gen Pranab Dutt was one of the most respected veterans of the Regt. His contribution as CO 5/11 GR (BOGRA) and Comdt 11GRRC has been well appreciated and his efforts in paving the way for shifting the Centre from Jalapahar to Lucknow will be always remembered by the Regt. Gen Datt was a diehard Regimental Offr who was a man of great values and tremendous Regimental spirit. He attended all the Regimental and Bn events even after his retirement. Void created due to his demise would be difficult to fill.

On behalf of Gen Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, COAS, President Gorkha Bde and Col 11 GR & Sikkim Scouts and all ranks of the Regiment, we pray to Durga Mata to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

He is survived by Mrs Purbi Dutt (wife), Mrs Nandini Seal (Daughter), Son-in-Law and Grandsons.

Condolence messages may be sent as per details given below:-

Address: Mrs Purbi Dutt “SILVER SPRING” ‘Sapphire’ Block-8,

      Apartment-D (1st & 2nd Floors)

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      Kolkata-700105 (WB)

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