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1971 war veteran of Navy Vice Admiral Sarma passes away

The Indian Navy’s 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran Vice Admiral SH Sarma passed away in Bhubaneswar on Monday, the official said. Vice Admiral Sarma turned 100 in 2021 and he was the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet during the 1971 war. 

Vice Admiral Sarma breathed his last at 6:20 pm at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar. His mortal remains will be carried to his residence today and the cremation will take place on January 5. 

The decorated officer celebrated his 100th birthday on December 1, 2021. He also participated in the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebration in Delhi recently.  

“Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of one of #Odisha’s illustrious sons, Vice Admiral SH Sarma, PVSM. The veteran soldier led from the front during many battles India has fought. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family and friends,” Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted. 

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