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Private Aung San Thuriya Suk Bahdur Rai (Nepali: सुक बहादुर राई, Burmese: ဆာ့ခ်ဗဟာဒူးရွိုင်း) (serial No.(kyee) 01914) was the only Gurkha (ဂေါ်ရခါး in Burmese) to have received Aung San Thuriya medal, the highest and most prestigious award in Myanmar (Burma) for gallantry and bravery in the face of enemy.[1]

Suk Bahdur Rai
AllegianceUnion of Burma
AwardsAung San Thuriya

He was killed in action while fighting against invading Kuomintang (KMT) troops of General Li Mi of China in the Battle of Tachileik Highway in Shan State, Myanmar in 1950.[2]Throughout the action, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and responsible for killing several enemy combatants.

Suk Bahdur Rai was honoured and awarded Aung San Thuriya medal posthumously by President Mahn Win Maung.


  • Aung San Thuriya Suk Bahadur Rai Street in downtown Yangon is named in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ "သမုိင္းဝင္ဘြဲ႕ထူးတစ္ခုႏွင့္ ေန႔တစ္ေန႔ကိုလွစ္ဟျခင္း". 7Day Daily - ၇ ရက္ ေန႔စဥ္ သတင္းစာ. 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  2. ^ Defence Museum, Yangon
  3. ^ "Aung San Thuriya Suk Bahadur Rai Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)". Retrieved 2017-09-01.