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14 Interesting Facts About ‘India’s First Field Marshal’ Sam Manekshaw

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11. Decorated With Military Cross

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Sam Manekshaw was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for his bravery during this period when it was feared he would die.

 

12. Second-Highest Civilian Award

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He was also given the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian honor.

 

13. Famous Quote

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According to him, “If a man says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or a Gorkha.”

 

14. Vicky Kaushal As Sam Manekshaw

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Vicky Kaushal is playing the role of Sam Manekshaw in his biopic. The biopic has given the title Sam Bahadur on his 107th birth anniversary.

In 2008, he died of pneumonia at the military hospital in Wellington. Sam Manekshaw, you are a real hero and inspiration to billions. The nation will never forget you.

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