Captain Jintu was born in Khumtai a small town in Golaghat district of Assam. It was just twelve days after his engagement that he got a call to join his unit deployed in Jammu & Kashmir at the beginning of the Kargil War.In the 1990s, Assam was not just troubled by the Kargil War, but also by the attacks of ULFA and their constant compulsion to back the Kargil intruders. Jintu Gogoi became the saviour of the state and the people started following his instructions and backing India.
Jintu displayed exceptional valour and courageously lead the troops. Together, they climbed the arduous trek to the top of a ridge, but the enemy troops soon spotted him. Although he managed to kill two enemy soldiers, he was shot dead soon. Capt Gogoi was an inspiration to the people of India, specially the younger generation. The state of Assam was going through turbulent times during the Kargil war as the Ulfa had given an open call to the people of the state to back the Kargil intruders. The presence of Capt Jintu Gogoi and his inspirational words made the people of Assam to back him and India. Captain Jintu Gogoi was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra in 1999 for bravely fighting to evict the enemies till his last breath at the Kala Pathar region. He forgot his safety and sacrificed his life for the nation.
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday remembered Kargil War Martyr Captain Jintu Gogoi on his death anniversary.Taking to his Twitter, CM Sarma wrote,” On this fateful day in 1999, Captain Jintu Gogoi made the supreme sacrifice for his motherland while fighting the Pakistani intruders in Kargil.Awarded Vir Chakra posthumously, countrymen will forever cherish his gallantry act.My shraddhanjali to the brave heart of Bharat”.