Manohar Prahlad Awati

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Awati in September 2011

Vice Admiral Manohar Prahlad Awati, PVSM, VrC, (7 September 1927 – 4 November 2018) was the former Chief of India's Western Naval Command. He retired in 1983. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, he was awarded the Vir Chakra for his command of the INS Kamorta.[1] The admiral was also known as the "Father of the Indian Navy's Circumnavigation Adventures".[2]

Awati died on 4 November 2018 in Maharashtra, India from complications of pneumonia at the age of 91.[3][4]

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  1. Cmde Srikant B. Kesnur. "Manu Awati - Young Man & The Sea". Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. Express News Service. "Indian Navy loses one of its heroes: Vice Admiral MP Awati passes away". Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. Maninder Dabas. "Father Of Navy's Circumnavigation & 1971 War Vir Chakra Awardee Vice Admiral Awati Passes Away". Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. "Father of the Indian Navy's circumnavigational adventures, Vice Admiral MP Awati, passes away". Retrieved 6 November 2018.