Lahore, Dec.06: The 44th martyrdom anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif is being observed today. He was elder brother of present army chief General Raheel Sharif.
Major Shabbir Sharif embraced martyrdom during Indo-Pak war in 1971.
He is the only person ever who received both the Nishan-e-Haider and Sitara-e-Jurat for his bravery in the war. In addition, he is also a recipient of Sword of Honour.