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Reportedly, his last words were "I'm okay!".

Perhaps no military general in the history of independent Bharat has ever captured the national imagination in the way #FieldMarshalSamManekshaw did.

One of the chief architects of Bharats's 1971 victory against Pakistan, Manekshaw
was born on this day in 1914 at Amritsar for Dr. Hormusji Maneckshaw & Heerabai.

In July 1932, he joined the Indian Military Academy as part of its first batch. It is believed that he did this as an act of rebellion against his father who refused to send the young boy to London
to study medicine.

Manekshaw joined the first intake of the IMA, Dehradun in 1932. After the partition of Bharat he was reassigned to the 8th Gorkha Rifles. Manekshaw was seconded to a planning role during the 1947 Indo-Pakistani War and the Hyderabad crisis.

In 1961,
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