Sam Manekshaw Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Written by Rohith

Sam Manekshaw was an Indian Army officer and the first person to be conferred with the rank of Field Marshall.

Sam Manekshaw
Sam Manekshaw

Sam Manekshaw Bio/Wiki

Name Sam Manekshaw
Nick name Sam Hormusji
ProfessionArmy Personnel
Date of Birth3-Apr-14
Zodiac/Sun SignAries
Birth PlaceAmritsar, Punjab
Home townAmritsar, Punjab
Mother TongueNot Known
Parents/ FatherHormusji Manekshaw (Doctor)
MotherHilla (Homemaker)
Brother• Fali (Elder; Engineer)
• Jan (Elder; Engineer)
• Jemi (Younger; Medical Officer of the Royal Indian Air Force)
Sister• Sila (Elder; Teacher)
• Sheroo (Elder; Teacher)
SchoolSherwood College, Nainital
Sam Manekshaw
Manekshaw Family

Personal Life

School Sherwood College, Nainital
College Hindu Sabha College, Amritsar, Punjab
• Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Education• Graduation from the Hindu Sabha College, Amritsar,
• Post Graduation from the Indian Military Academy,
Contact numberNot Known
AddressNot Known
CasteNot Known
Car • Sunbeam Rapier
HobbiesShooting, Reding books.
DebutNot Known
Sam Manekshaw
Manekshaw Wife

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital StatusWidower
AffairsNot known
SpouseSiloo Bode
ChildrenDaughter(s)- 2
• Sherry Batliwala
• Maja Daruwala (Stewardess)


SalaryNot Known
NetworthNot Known

Physical Status

Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
FigureNot Known
Shoe size8(US)
Hair colorBlack
Eyes colorDark Brown
Skin colorFair

Sam Manekshaw Favorite

Favorite foodBiryani
Favorite SongNot known
Favorite ActorNot known
Favorite ActressNot known
Favorite SportKabadi
Favorite PlaceKashmir
Favorite MovieNot known

Social Media Accounts

Instagram https://twitter.com/hashtag/manekshaw?lang=en
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Publ
Twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/manekshaw?lang=en

  Sam Manekshaw Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • He had always been over critical of the Government and used to protest and resist orders regularly.
  • He would go to any lengths to preserve the dignity of the Indian Army and always used to resist political pressure. Reportedly, he would often threaten to resign when the Government used to intervene in the Army’s work.
  • In 2019, film director Meghna Gulzar announced that she’ll be releasing a film based on Sam Manekshaw, starring Vicky Kaushal.
  • On 27 June 2008, he died of developing acute bronchopneumonia, a form of pneumonia, in the military hospital of Wellington, Tamil Nadu.
  • A few days before his death, former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had gone to visit him in the military hospital where Sam was admitted.
  • After his death, there was anger among many factions of the society that a very modest funeral had been given to Manekshaw. People were upset that the last rites were held in Tamil Nadu and not in New Delhi. Reportedly, people were upset that it was a disgrace to his stature. Neither the Prime Minister, the President of India nor the Army Chief was present at the funeral. People demanded that he should have been given a grander funeral given his contributions to the country.
  • On 11 September 2008, the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi named a flyover in Ahmedabad’s Shivranjani area after him.
  • On 16 December 2008, a postage stamp depicting Manekshaw in his Field Marshal’s uniform was released by the former President of India, Pratibha Patil.
  • On 27 October 2009, Sam Manekshaw’s statue was unveiled near the headquarters of the Pune Cantonment on Infantry Day.
  • On 3 April 2014, at the 100th birth anniversary of Sam Manekshaw, the former Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, unveiled his statue at the Manekshaw Auditorium in New Delhi. He also credited him for- “Creating a country on the globe in 13 days, in the form of Bangladesh in 1971“.

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