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Remembering Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

Born on April 3, 1914 at Amritsar in Punjab, Late Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to have been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

Born on April 3, 1914 at Amritsar in Punjab, Late Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to have been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. (Photo: Express Archive)

The late Field Marshal, who passed away on June 27, 2008 at the age of 94, is credited for India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which led to the creation of Bangladesh. (Photo: Express Archive)

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw led the Indian Army to victory in East Pakistan. (Photo: Express Archive)

In this February 24, 2007 file photograph, the then President of India, A P J Abdul Kalam, greets Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw at a military hospital in Wellington. (Photo: Express Archive)

In this file photo, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw is seen arriving for reviewing a parade of 61st cavalry of Indian Army at Nicolson range in Delhi on October 23, 2004. (PTI)

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is seen in this picture with the three chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force prior to her departure from the Delhi Airport at New Delhi on October 24, 1971. (Photo: Express Archive)

The then Chief of the Army Staff, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on arrival at Tejgaon Airport in Dacca during Indo-Pak 1971 war. (Photo: Express Archive)

Then president V V Giri with Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Adm. SM Nanda and Air chief Marshal PC Lal when the three services chiefs called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1971. (Photo: Express Archive)

Field Marshal Manekshaw hailed from Amritsar and went on to lead India during the war with Pakistan in 1971. (Photo: Express Archive)

Born in 1914, Sam Manekshaw passed away at the age of 94 in 2008. (Photo: Express Archive)

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw is seen paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. (Photo: Express Archive)

Filed Marshal Sam Manekshaw calls on Punjab Governor Shankar Dayal Sharma in Chandigarh. (Photo: Express Archive)