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Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw died late Thursday night. general manekshaw was being treated in Military Hospital in Wellington, Tamil Nadu. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was 94. It was Sam Manekshaw whose military exploits in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of the present day Bangladesh.

Gen Manekshaw was admitted in the military hospital for "progressive lung disease", had gone into coma earlier on Thursday and he breathed his last at 00:30 am.

Sam Manekshaw had been diagonised with "acute bronchopneumonia with associated complications" and was under intensive care for four days after his condition became critical.

Sam Manekshaw, who had earned the sobriquet "Sam Bahadur" from soldiers of the 8th Gorkha Rifles, was one of the 40 cadets of the first batch that passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun.


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