Monday, June 30, 2008

Bye bye sam, But you will remain there in the hearts of indians

Just before the Bangladesh operations in December 1971, the then prime minister Indira Gandhi asked Manekshaw ,who was the Army Chief then, `General are you ready` (for the war).

Pat came the reply from the dapper officer, `I am always ready sweetie.` Gandhi was not unpleased, nor offended.

This was the words of Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, who died on 28 June 2008 after a prolonged illness.

Jamshedji Manekshaw crafted India`s greatest military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war that created just not history but also a new nation.

Affectionately called `Sam Bahadur`, Manekshaw (94) was the architect of many a military triumph but his finest hour came when Pakistani forces were vanquished in 14 days flat. And Bangladesh was born.

I salute to this legend.
Jai Hind!!!

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