12 May 2009, 0605 hrs IST, PTI
NEW DELHI: Former Naval chief Admiral S M Nanda, a veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, died on Monday evening in the national capital.
93-year-old Nanda, a Padma Vibhushan award winner, was admitted to a city-based hospital on Monday morning and breathed his last around 11 pm. He is survived by his two sons and wife besides grandchildren, family sources said.
Nanda was admitted to Fortis, Vasant Kunj with complaints of fever and breathlessness, Navneet Singh, a physician of the hospital who treated the former Navy chief, said.
Nanda, who was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for his distinguished service, was appointed the Chief of Naval Staff on March 1, 1970. He retired in 1973.
His legendary command of the Navy during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and his success in steering it to a resounding victory is the high-water mark of the modern Indian Navy.
The funeral will take place on Saturday with full military honours at Brar Square Crematorium here at 1600 hrs.
Former Naval chief Admiral S M Nanda passes away
Adm SM Nanda
bharat rakshak: Adm SM Nanda
The man who bombed Karachi
I am sad to inform you that another Great Hero of the 1971 war, Admiral SM Nanda, Former CNS, passed away on 11 May 09, in Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
The funeral will be held today, 12 May 09, at 1600 hrs, at Brar Square, Cremation Ground, Delhi Cantt.
We pray to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to all of us to bear this irreparable loss.
Those of you, who wish to write a Shradhanjli for Late Admiral Nanda, kindly send your Shradhanjli to Col James Kanagaraj, on email ID -
All the Shradhanjlis received will be placed on our blog "Report My Signal - Shradhanjli" at http://reportmysignal-shradhanjli.blogspot.com/
From: Arun Saigal email@example.com
Subject: Re: Adm Nanda has passed away
To: "CS Kamboj" firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: "Col James" email@example.com
Date: Tuesday, 12 May, 2009, 3:10 AM
The 94 year Admiral who was the navy chief in 1971 was living with his son Suresh Nanda at 4, Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi 110011, Tel: (011) 23012502, 23013897, e-mail:
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Arun Saigal
Regret to inform you Adm SM Nanda, former CNS (1971) passed away late last night (11may) at Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj.
Funeral at Brar Square at 1600 hrs on Tues 12 May
(Cdr Arun Saigal)