Manoj Chouhan, who saved the lives of 35 people during floods in Indore last year, will be posthumously conferred the National Bravery Award.
The 17-year-old showed exemplary courage in saving the lives of persons here on August 1, 2005 without caring for his own safefy, said a letter sent to his father Umra Singh Chouhan by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), which selects the winners of the annual award.
After saving the lives of so many people, Manoj, a resident of Maruti Nagar here, died three days later due to pneumonia and high fever. People consoled his death by not preparing food in their homes for three days.
Manoj used tin containers, rubber tubes and bamboos to save people, said the letter that was released on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister will present the bravery awards to winners selected from across the country on the eve of Republic Day next year.