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J. F. R. Jacob

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Jacob in March 2012.

Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob (14 June 1923 – 13 January 2016) was an Indian Army Lieutenant General. He was best known for the role he played in India's victory in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and the Liberation of Bangladesh. Jacob, then a Major General, served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Eastern Command during the war. He also served in World War II and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He was the Governor of Goa and Punjab. He was also the administrator of Chandigarh between November 1999 and November 2003.

Jacob was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal Presidency, British India. His family were Baghdadi Jews from Iraq.[1]

Jacob died from pneumonia on 13 January 2016 in New Delhi, aged 92.[2]

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  1. Ginsburg, Aimee (2 June 2012). "The Sum of His Many Parts". Openthemagazine.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. "Former Punjab Governor JFR Jacob dead". Chandigarh Tribune. 13 January 2016. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.