Story of bravery Martyred SSG Heroes Commandos shocking disclosure
Brigadier Tariq Mehmood Shaheed, most popularly known as Brigadier TM and now TM Shaheed, (8 Oct 1938 – 29 May 1989), SJ (Bar), SBt, SI(M) was a legendary soldier and lethal weapon of Pakistan Army. He was serving as the Commandant of Special Services Group, when died in an accident in 1989, due to malfunctioning of his parachute, during a free fall display at Rahwali, near Gujranwala. TM was one of the most decorated Army officer who saw SSG in two wars and various special operations. He played a father like role in Special Services Group and has left a deep legacy, even after his death.
Birth name Tariq Mehmood
Nickname(s) Man of Steel
Born 8 October 1938
Multan, State of British Punjab, British Indian Empire
Died 29 May 1989 (aged 50)
Rahwali near Gujranwala, Punjab province
Service/branch Pakistan Army
Years of service 1960–1989
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier-General
Unit 50th Airborne Division, PA
Special Service Group
Commands held 3rd Commando Powinda Battalion
Shaheen Company, 1st commando battalion
Special Service Group
50th Airborne Division
Battles/wars Operation PANAM
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
East Pakistan Air Operations, 1971
Sichen Operations of 1984
Soviet War in Afghanistan
Battle for Hill 3234
Awards Sitara-e-Jurat (1965)
Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) (2003)
Mehmood was born on 8 October 1938 at Multan. His father was a professor at Government College, Asghar Mall. After completing his intermediate education from Gordon Christian College, Rawalpindi in 1956, he went to Lahore and graduated from Government College in 1959. He was also a member of Government College cricket team captained by Javed Burki. After graduation he went to Peshawar to study Law at University of Peshawar, but he also got selected for Pakistan Army at the same time. He made a choice to serve his country at the battle front and joined Pakistan Military Academy as a cadet in 1960. He graduated from PMA in 1963 with a double B.Sc. in Military science and War studies. He also attended Command and Staff College, Quetta, and completed his Staff Course in 1969.
Mahmood was commissioned in 2nd Battalion of The Baloch Regiment in 1960, when passed out from PMA in 1963. The same year, he was inducted in 51st Paratrooper Division, Airborne Corps, and from there, he was selected for the Special Services Group (SSG). After completing the Special Training of SSG he was posted to the 1st Commando Battalion(Yaldram)(Shaheen Company).
Another story of SSG commando
This story of bravery is worth reading (THE NEWS): SSG heroes killed eight Taliban before they were shot By Rauf Klasra KAHUTA: Family members of martyred Captain Najam Riaz have made a shocking disclosure about the alleged involvement of an important administrative official of Malakand in the killing of four SSG commandos at the hands of Taliban last week. The heroic tale of brave commandos reveals how the valiant soldiers had broken the necks of eight Taliban, once they realised that they were about to be beheaded. The mother of Shaheed Captain Najam told The News while sitting in her village house, amid tears in her eyes, that she would have even sacrificed ten sons for the sake of Pakistan and she was proud of her 24-year old son, who before going to Swat had told her not to weep over her body as he knew he was going on a journey of martyrdom.