The former NSG commando Surender Singh who was severely injured during 26/11 Mumbai attack while flushing out militants from Taj hotel, emerged victorious in political field also as he won from Delhi Cantonment seat on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket.
Mr. Singh defeated BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar by a margin of 355 votes from Delhi Cantt seat.
He was left hearing impaired after a grenade explosion during the rescue operation at Taj Hotel.
Later he plunged into politics after retiring from active service.
Hailing from a family of limited means in Jhajjar of Haryana, Surender has served in the Army for 14 years.
Mr. Singh was severely wounded in Operation Black Tornado while rescuing people trapped inside Taj Hotel. The 35-year-old commando who was on a deputation from the Army’s Grenadiers unit, joined the rescue operation barely four days after his first child was born.
He was discharged from service after a medical board ruled him unfit for service.