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Sam H.F.J. Manekshaw

  • Birth 3 Apr 1914 Punjab, India
  • Death 27 Jun 2008 Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Burial Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Memorial ID 27929417

Indian Military Leader. He became the eighth chief of the Indian Army in 1969. In 1971 he led the country's forces in the war with Pakistan that ended with the creation of Bangladesh from East Pakistan. For his triumph, he received a Padma Vibhushan, India's highest civilian award and was the first Indian General to be conferred the rank of Field Marshal. He retired in January 1973, after four decades of military service.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27929417
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sam H.F.J. Manekshaw (3 Apr 1914–27 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27929417, citing Parsi Zoroastrian Cemetery, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India ; Maintained by Find A Grave .