Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

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Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will tomorrow unveil the statue of late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his birth centenary at the Mankshaw Centre at the Delhi Cantonment here. 

The Army Chief would honour the Field Marshal on his birth centenary by unveiling his statue at the Manekshaw auditorium, Army officials said.Born on April 3, 1914 at Amritsar in Punjab, Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to have been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

He passed away on June 27, 2008 at the age of 94.

The late Field Marshal is credited for India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.

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