Major-General Sardar Harnarain Singh Of Moron, Padma Bhushan (1912-1990) was first educated at Aitchison College, Lahore, and then went to the Prince of Wales College, Dehradun. From here he was successfully selected, to attend the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England.

In 1932, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. He then rejoined his parent regiment, the 4/12th Frontier Force Regiment known as the Piffers, which was established in 1851. After various duties on the frontier, he was dispatched with the 5th Indian Division to the Middle East, to fight in the Second World War.

After the war, attaining the rank of Brigadier, he was sent as the Indian Military Attaché to London, for the next three years. In 1956, he was promoted to the rank of Major-General, and served as the Military Secretary to two Presidents, Dr Rajendra Prasad and Dr Radhakrishnan.

Bestowed with India’s third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, he retired in 1963, and settled in Phillaur, Punjab. He was married to Rani Brijender Kumari, eldest daughter of Sardar Bahadur Sohan Singh, a prominent family from Rawalpindi. They had two children, the eldest was daughter Serena, who married Lt-Colonel Jasbir Singh, from Nabha. They have two children, son Major General Jagatbir Singh and daughter Beeya Vohra.

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