[Lt General (Retired), Indian Army]
M Sc – Madras University
M Phil – Devi Ahilya College, Indore
M Phil – Madras University
Lt General Shakti Gurung did his schooling from a boarding school in Dehradun and then joined the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla in June 1971. He passed out from there in June 1974 and thereafter joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun from where he passed out in June 1975. He was commissioned into the most famous regiment of the infantry known as The GRENADIERS. During his career spanning forty years, Lt General Gurung held important command and staff appointments in the Army and also served abroad as India’s Military Attache in Myanmar. He finally retired as the Military Secretary (MS) from Army HQ in October 2014. He has been awarded four presidential awards which are the Param Vishist Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal, and the Vishist Seva Medal. He is now leading a retired life and is settled at Purkul, Dehradun, in the foothills of Mussoorie.