Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw MC, widely known as Sam Manekshaw and Sam Bahadur, was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. His active military career spanned four decades and five wars, beginning with service in the British Indian Army in World War II.
He served as a captain with the 4/12 Frontier Force Regiment in Burma during World War II and clinched the victory against the Japanese. Sam Manekshaw was decorated with a Military Cross (MC) for his exemplary courage during this period as it was feared he might die.
Took 9 bullets in battle & told the operating surgeon that he was ‘kicked by a donkey. ‘ Led India in the 1971 war, but gave his generals the glory. Fought all political pressure, but never went into politics. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, born April 3rd, 1914, legend!
You should have to fight and fight to win. There is no roof for the losers. If you lose don’t come back. You will have disgraced the country and the country won’t accept you.