Today is the birth anniversary ofField Marshal S.H. F. J. Manekshaw fondly remembered as the Hero of the 1971 war with Pakistan.A distinguished soldier, he saw action during the Second World War, 1962 Indo-Chinese War, 1965 Indo-Pakistan War & of course 1971 Indo Pakistan War fought under his command.
A highly decorated soldier, he was awarded Military Cross, Padma Bhushan & Padma Vibhushan. Also known as Sam Manekshaw and highly popular with Gurkha troops, he was also nicknamed Sam Bahadur
Our humble tributes to this outstanding soldier !