'Badluram ka badan': Origins of Indian Army's favourite marching song, and why it retains its iconic status
Badluram, a jawan in the Assam Regiment, died during World War II in Japan when India was still under British rule. The quartermaster was supposed to report deaths of the soldiers to the authorities so that the ration for the slain soldiers be stopped. But he didn’t remove Badluram’s name from the list. Every soldier was entitled to ration (food supplies) and the quartermaster continued to take rations on Badluram's name. Many, however, say he forgot to remove the name.
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