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>FORMER Indian Army chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who is credited with crafting the campaign that led to the creation of Bangladesh after the 1971 war with Pakistan, is battling for life in a military hospital in Wellington in Tamil Nadu, Hindustan Times reports today quoting a source in New Delhi. (Read full article)
“He is in extremely critical condition and doctors are fearing the worst,” the source told IANS early Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Manekshaw, 94, has been battling a series of old age-related ailments for the past few years. He has been treated at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) here and at the Military Hospital at Wellington, where he settled down after retiring as the army chief on Jan 15, 1973 after four decades of military service.
He was conferred the honorary rank of field marshal for his stellar leadership during the Bangladesh campaign that saw the surrender of more than 90,000 Pakistani troops on Dec 16, 1971 in Dacca, then the capital of East Pakistan and which has now been renamed Dhaka.


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