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Field Marshal Manekshaw remembered

india Updated: Jun 28, 2011 12:33 IST
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Marking the third death anniversary of Field Marshal S H F J Manekshaw, a solemn wreath laying ceremony was held at the Sam Bahadur Memorial located at 58 Gorkha Training Centre here.

GoC of 101 Area Lt Gen V K Narula and other senior Army officers laid wreaths at the memorial to pay tribute to the great soldier.

A blood donation camp was also organised at the army unit to commemorate the occasion. Field Marshal Manekshaw had served the country during five wars and became the first Field Marshal of the Indian Army in 1973.

His long military career was studded with achievements including the successful campaign of the Indo-Pak War of 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh. Affectionately called 'Sam Bahadur', Manekshaw had breathed his last at the Military Hospital in Wellington, Tamil Nadu on 27 June 2008 at the age of 94.