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1971 Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lieutenant General JFR Jacob died

Lieutenant General JFR Jacob (retired), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka, died on 13 January 2016 after prolonged illness.

Jan 13, 2016 15:07 IST
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J.F.R. JacobLieutenant General Jacob-Farj-Rafael Jacob (retired), hero of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and former Governor of Goa and Punjab, died on 13 January 2016 after prolonged illness in New Delhi. He was 92.

About Lieutenant General JFR Jacob
• Jacob, who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka, was best known for his role in India's victory in the 1971 war. During the war, He served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Eastern Command by being the Major General.

• He was born in the Bengal Presidency under British India in 1923.

• Jacob joined the army at the age of 19 and also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and retired from Army in 1978.

• He also served as the Governor of Goa and Punjab after his retirement.

• He authored two books named Surrender at Dacca: Birth of a Nation and An Odyssey in War and Peace: An Autobiography Lt Gen. J.F.R. Jacob.

• He was awarded with Commendation of Merit, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Friends of Liberation War Honour.

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