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Celebrity General J.F.R. Jacob Passes Away

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The Hero of 1971 war with Pakistan, Lieutenant-General J.F.R. Jacob passed away due to prolonged illness in New Delhi. He was 92.

  • He was best known for the role he played as a then Major-General in India’s victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and the Liberation of Bangladesh.

General J.F.R. Jacob Passed AwayAbout JFR Jacob:
1923 Kolkata born Jacob-Farj-Rafael “JFR” Jacob began his career during World War II in 1942 as a young Army officer.

  • He served in northern Iraq, North Africa, Burma (now Myanmar) and Sumatra as part of the British forces.
  • After World War II, Lt.Gen. Jacob graduated from artillery schools in England and the United States.
  • Gen. Jacob has composed an Indian Army manual on desert warfare.
  • He also took part in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.
  • During 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, he had served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command. He negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka.
  • He retired from the Army after 37 years of service in 1978.
  • He also served the nation with distinction as Governor of Goa and Punjab.

Awards & Recognitions:
Commendation of Merit
Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Surrender at Dacca: Birth of a Nation
An Odyssey in War and Peace: An Autobiography Lt Gen. J.F.R. Jacob