MUMBAI: Captain Vikram Batra’s legacy is all about “bravery and honor”, said actor Sidharth Malhotra on Sunday as he marked the 25th death anniversary of the Kargil War hero whose codename was Sher Shah.

The actor, who played the titular role in 2021’s “Shershaah” based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, remembered the real-life hero in a social media post.

“Param Vir Chakra, Captain Vikram Batra, it’s been 25 years since your fearless actions and ultimate sacrifice made history.Your legacy to this day remains the highest ideals of bravery and honor,” Malhotra captioned an archival photo of Captain Vikram Batra on X.

Captain Vikram Batra had led the charge of his troops of the 13th battalion of the JAKRIF regiment of the Indian Army during the Kargil War in 1999.

He died on July 7, 1999 fighting Pakistani forces during the war at the age of 24.

He was given the highest wartime gallantry award Param Vir Chakra’ posthumously.

Due to his exemplary feat, Captain Vikram Batra was awarded many titles, he came to be fondly called the ‘Tiger of Drass’, the ‘Lion of Kargil’ and ‘Kargil Hero’.

‘Yeh dil mange more’ was his victory slogan.

“We remember and honor you today and always for ‘Yeh Dil Mange More’. Jai Hind #CaptainVikramBatra #25YearsOfKargilVijay #Kargil,” the actor wrote in his post.