Sam Bahadur: Who was Sam Manekshaw? All You Need To Know About Real Story behind Vicky Kaushal's film
Vicky Kaushal's highly anticipated film, 'Sam Bahadur' has created a buzz of excitement as its trailer is set to release on November 7. The movie delves into the extraordinary life and bravery of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, a significant figure in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Before we witness the trailer of 'Sam Bahadur', here's all you need to know about the real story of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, also known as Sam Bahadur, was born in Amritsar in 1914. From a young age, he showed a rebellious spirit, going against his father's wishes by pursuing a career in the military. This determination led him to take the Indian Military Academy entrance exam in 1932.
Over four decades, Sam Manekshaw participated in five significant wars, including World War II while serving in the British Indian Army. His unwavering courage was exemplified during a battle against the Empire of Japan, where he was severely wounded by light machine gun fire. Despite his injuries, he continued to inspire and lead his troops, ultimately capturing the vital Sittang bridge.
In 1969, Manekshaw assumed the role of Army Chief after the setback of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. During the 1971 war, his innovative approach involved training and supporting the Mukti Bahini, a local militia composed of Bengali nationalists. This force was strategically used to confront and undermine the Pakistan Military, contributing significantly to India's success in the war.
Sam Manekshaw's dedication to the military spanned over four decades and five battles. His triumph in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the establishment of Bangladesh, and he was the first Indian Army officer to be conferred the rank of Field Marshal. He was also honored with the Padma Vibhushan in 1972. He passed away in 2008, succumbing to pneumonia.
The upcoming film, 'Sam Bahadur,' is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It boasts a star-studded cast, with Vicky Kaushal in the lead role, along with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sanya Malhotra, Neeraj Kabi, and others in pivotal roles. The film 'Sam Bahadur' is all set to release in theaters on December 1.
- PTC PUNJABI