Manekshaw laid to rest
Udhagamandalam (TN), June 27
former Army chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was given the final salute
in a state funeral and laid to rest with full military honours. As a
17-gun salute boomed, the body of Manekshaw (94) was buried in a Parsi
Lt-Gen Milan Naidu, Vice-Chief of the Army Staff, salutes the coffin of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Wellington on Friday. — PTI
His spirit lives on in Amritsar
Amritsar, June 27
Field Marshal Sam
Manekshaw, who was born on April 3, 1914, was the last Amritsar-born
Parsi. Tehmi Bhandari, a Parsi woman who was Manekshaw’s childhood friend, had died on August 26, 2006, at the age of 101.
Sur Babu and Company, founded by Field Marshal Manekshaw’s father, Dr Manekshaw, continues to keep his chair vacant.
— Photo by Vishal Kumar
Editorial: Bahadur Sam