This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
The little boy was very impressed when told that in that little town lived Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He lived close enough, but the boy never got a chance to meet him.
Some years later, the little older boy found that he was just a little too young to be in the guard of honour parade. The chief guest, of course, was Field Marshal Manekshaw. The boy never got a chance to meet him.
Field Marshal Manekshaw outdrank, outfought and outlived his adversaries. He received his final movement orders last night.
The boy never got a chance to meet him.
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