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 Sam H.F.J. Manekshaw

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Sam H.F.J. Manekshaw

Birth
Punjab, India
Death 27 Jun 2008 (aged 94)
Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India
Burial Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
Memorial ID 27929417 View Source
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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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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