Ravindra Kaushik RAW Agent ( Black Tiger) Wife, son, Death reason, Facts about Ravindra Kaushik
Who is Ravindra Kaushik
Ravindra Kaushik was the real-life spy known as “Black tiger” (The title “Black Tiger” was given by India’s then home minister S.B. Chavan.) who famous for espionage in Pakistan between 1975–1983.
Personal Life of Ravindra Kaushik
Date of birth- 11 April 1952
Date of Death — 2001 (49 Year)
Birth Place — Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
School — Government School in Sri Ganganagar RajasthanCollege-BCom from SD Bhani College in Sri Ganganagar Rajasthan
University — LLB from the University of Karachi
Wife- Amanat Ravindra Kaushik (Pakistan)
son — Areeb Ahmed Khan*
Father — JM Kaushik (Indian Airforce)Ravindra Kaushik
Mother -AmladeviRavindra Kaushik
-Brother — Rajeshwarnath Kaushik
-Sister — Name Unknown
Earlier life of Ravindra Kaushik
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
Ravindra Kaushik Born and brought up in Sriganganagar, a border town in Rajasthan, After his schooling, he attended a private college, SD Bihani College, in Sri Ganganagar. While in college, Ravindra developed a skill for acting and started participating in plays and dramas. Once, he was performing in a play in Lucknow, he was approached by a RAW Officer to join RAW. Ravindra accepted it and join the RAW.
After completing his graduation in Commerce, he went to Delhi. During his training, he had to learn Urdu and the customs of Pakistan.
Ravindra Kaushik in pakistan
In 1975, Kaushik was sent to Pakistan on a mission. He converted to Islam and given the name “Nabi Ahmed Shakir”. To show him a pure Muslim, Sunnat (circumcision) was also performed on Kaushik. In Pakistan he took admission to Karachi University and completed his LLB, Ravindra Kaushik was inducted into the Pakistan Army where he became an Auditor in the Military Accounts Department of Pakistan Army.
He becomes a Major. Ravindra Kaushik soon came into the contact with Amanat, they got married and later they have a son Areeb Ahmed Khan who died. In 2012–2013.
In 1979, he carried out major operations, Up to 1983, Kaushik transmitted several valuable information (Atomic plants, Army reforms) to RAW.
It was all going well with Kaushik until 1983 when his cover was inadvertently blown out by another Indian agent called Inayat Masiha; who was a low-level operative and soon caught by Pakistan as he was crossing the border. During interrogation, Inayat Masiha broke down and revealed his purpose. He identified Black Tiger and Kaushik was arrested immediately on charges of espionage.
At that time, Kaushik was 29-year-old. Kaushik was then captured, tortured for two years at an interrogation center in Sialkot.
Why did India not claim the body of Ravindra Kaushik?
In 1985, Kaushik was awarded the death sentence. However, in 1990, it was converted into a life term. He was kept in various jails in Pakistan including Sialkot and Kot Lakhpat; where he spent the last 18 years of his life.
He had spent 26 years of his life away from his family and home in unfavorable conditions. He was buried behind the Central Jail in Multan. During his imprisonment, Kaushik secretly sent out half a dozen letters to his family; telling them of the barbarism he was subjected to. In a letter, he asked:
“Kya Bharat jaise bade desh ke liye kurbani dene waalon ko yahi milta hai?”
In another letter, just three days before his death, Ravindra Kaushik wrote a bitter note:
“Had I been an American, I would have been out of this jail in three days.”
Since 1987, Ravindra Kaushik’s younger brother, Rajeshwarnath Kaushik, and his mother, Amladevi, had written several letters to various Indian officials to rescue Ravindra Kaushik from Pakistan. However, they couldn’t get help from any of them. His mother, Amladevi, had also written a letter to the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in which she wrote-
“Had he not been exposed, Kaushik would have been a senior army officer of the Pakistan government by now and (continued in) the coming years (serving India secretly).”