The Man And His Times – Sam Manekshaw


From beginning to end this delightful narrative simply races along, providing an intimate, witty and scintillating story of a superhero. Sam s humanism, his notations on official files, his colourful language and his doodles, which occasionally set off tidal waves of mirth through Army Headquarters, make this book simply un-put-down-able –Fali Nariman, President Bar Association of India, Former Additional Solicitor Gen of India and Member of the Rajya Sabha

An excellent book that is a … tribute to the great Sam Bahadur… A delightful tale woven with great dexterity and garnished with a profusion of photographs that brings out the well-rounded personality of a proud soldier, a military leader par excellence and a great human being. This gem of a book is a must for your coffee table. –Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi, Former Vice Chief of Army Staff

While chronicling his career, (the authors) present him … as a family man, a comrade-in-arms, a strategist and a charismatic leader of the troops. It is a story narrated with affection and admiration but never with hyperbole. A(n) …eminently readable narrative…on a remarkable military leader who changed the course of India s history. –Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the United States


Brigadier Behram M. Panthaki commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Gorkha Rifles, served as Brigade Major, HQ 161 Infantry Brigade in J&K, was Colonel General Staff, HQ 3 Infantry Division in Ladakh, commanded 35 Infantry Brigade in Delhi and was Brigadier General Staff, HQ 12 Corps in Rajasthan. Theassignment he values most is as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to General Sam Manekshaw. Zenobia Panthaki had a close association with Sam and his wife, Silloo, and was witness to many events described in this book.