Born in 1981, Khebang village was the birthplace of Colour Sergeant Kailash Limbu, a remote place in Nepal. In 1999, he went on to join the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles and undergo four tours of active service in Afghanistan, including operations in Sierra Leone and Bosnia. Currently, he is serving in the United Kingdom as one of the military men known as Gurkhas, a continuing tradition till today when the enlistment of soldiers from Nepal in the British Army began.
His book Gurkha marks the first time in the 200-year-old history that a soldier of the Brigade of Gurkhas is authorised to recount his story in his own words. Before he was 25, he was serving as a section commander in the Royal Gurkhas where he and his infantrymen took part in Afghanistan, showing exemplary courage in the battlefields against the Taliban. Available in Singapore’s duty-free shopping, Gurkha provides first-hand account of the battles, and a true insight into the conditions of war right from an authentic voice of a Gurkha soldier.