Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, the Indian Army Officer who served the country in 5 wars both before and after Independence. He was the first Indian Army Officer be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. Popularly known as Sam Bahadur, he reportedly said the famous dialogue that ” If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha”. He always wanted to be a doctor like his father but destiny took him to the army. He was trained in the first batch of Indian Military Academy in 1932. He first served the country in the World War II. A man of character, he never wasn’t fazed by country’s politics. After the independence, he served in 1947 Indo-pak War, 1962 Indo-China war, 1965 Indo-Pak war and 1971 Indo-Pak War.He was the main tactician behind India’s victory in 1971 War. Even when he was asked to accept the surrender of East-Pakistan’s army, he denied. He passed on the honour to his army commander Lt. Gen. Jagjeet Singh Aurora.However, he was once injured in Burma War. He received Seven Bullets in body. Further, when the surgeon removed the bullets and asked him what happened. He retaliated that he was kicked by a Mule. Sam Bahadur, was a Proud Gorkha who served the country for 5 wars.
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