Explore the life of the real-life Sam Manekshaw, affectionately known as Sam Bahadur, as Vicky Kaushal brings this iconic military figure to the big screen.
Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw was commonly known as Sam Manekshaw. Born on April 3, 1914, in Amritsar, British India, Manekshaw hailed from a Parsi family.
Manekshaw joined the Indian Military Academy in 1932 and was commissioned into the British Indian Army. He saw action during World War II and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-48.
Sam Manekshaw played a crucial role in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War as the Chief of the Army Staff. His strategic brilliance and leadership were instrumental in India's victory.
In recognition of his outstanding service, Manekshaw was appointed as the first Field Marshal of India in 1973. This remains the highest rank attainable in the Indian Army.
Manekshaw was affectionately known as "Sam Bahadur," with "Bahadur" meaning brave or valiant. This moniker reflected the immense respect and admiration he earned.
After retiring from the army in 1973, Field Marshal Manekshaw remained active in public life. He provided valuable insights on military matters and national security.
Manekshaw, esteemed for his honesty and commitment to military ethics, displayed unwavering integrity. His speeches resonate with a profound sense of duty and patriotism.