From FPJ Archives: Meet the real Sam Manekshaw- India’s witty Field Marshal
From FPJ Archives: Meet the real Sam Manekshaw- India’s witty Field Marshal

Meghna Gulzar post Raazi and Chhapaak is gearing up for a new historic tale with Vicky Kaushal starring as Sam Manekshaw. The makers released Kaushal’s look today on his death anniversary, he passed away at the age of 94 on 27th April 2008.

The film will follow Sam Manekshaw, an Indian Military officer who is best known for bluntly telling Indira Gandhi, when India was not ready for a war with Pakistan in April 1971.

Sam Manekshaw born to Hormusji Manekshaw, a doctor, and Heerabai in 1941 went on to become India’s first Field Marshal. In his lifetime the late General saw the World War II where he fought against the Japanese, later participated in 1962 war against China, followed by the Bangladesh Liberation War, which played a major role in leading him to the Field Marshal stature.

Manekshaw being presented the Signal honour by President Giri on Jan 1, 1973 was reported on Jan, 2nd 1973 in the Free Press Journal Newspaper. While talking to the reports he was quoted in the paper saying, “It is good to have the feeling that one cannot be sacked.” Take a look:

From FPJ Archives: Meet the real Sam Manekshaw- India’s witty Field Marshal
Photo from FPJ Archives
From FPJ Archives: Meet the real Sam Manekshaw- India’s witty Field Marshal
Photo from FPJ Archives

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