Economy Republic Day 2019: Lesser known facts about Army chief general Bipin Rawat, who will receive Param Vishisht Sewa Medal on January 26 Updated : January 25, 2019 03:52 PM IST Rawat, the son of Lieutenant General Laxman Singh Rawat, was born in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. General Rawat was not awarded the PVSM when he was the Southern Army commander or vice chief of Army Staff, Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.