Pune: Major General Jathar Passes Away At 91

Pune: Major General Jathar Passes Away At 91

During his illustrious military career, Major General Jathar displayed unwavering commitment and earned distinction.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 02:20 PM IST
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Major General SCN Jathar (retd), a dedicated officer who committed his life to service, passed away at the age of 91 on Monday night after a prolonged illness. His contributions stretched far beyond the military, as he actively engaged in civic issues and played a pivotal role in Pune's development.

During his illustrious military career, Major General Jathar displayed unwavering commitment and earned distinction. He was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers (Corps of Engineers) and made significant contributions to the Indian Army.

His achievements included the command of an infantry brigade in challenging regions like Kashmir and Rajasthan. Notably, he served as the Staff Officer to Gen KV Krishna Rao's Expert Committee for the reorganization of the Indian Army, where his insights and expertise were instrumental in the military's structural development during a critical phase.

1971 War

During the 1971 War, Major General Jathar's leadership shone through as he commanded the 105 Engineer Regiment. His regiment undertook critical tasks such as clearing minefields, constructing underground bunkers, and helipads. These efforts played a pivotal role in the capture of Nangi Tekri during the intense Battle of Poonch, highlighting Major General Jathar's tactical brilliance.

Upon retiring from the Indian Army, Major General Jathar ventured into the corporate world, continuing his journey of service. He held esteemed positions, serving as the Chairman and Managing Director of Oil India, Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Limited, and Chairman of SCOPE, the apex body of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

Major General Jathar's expertise extended to corporate consultancy, where he provided valuable insights to organizations such as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. He also held key positions, including President of RPG Petrochem Ltd and Managing Director of Garware Shipping Limited, leaving an indelible mark in the business world.

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