S. H. Sarma

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Vice Admiral
S H Sarma
Born(1922-12-01)1 December 1922
Bihar and Orissa Province
(present day Odisha)
Died3 January 2022(2022-01-03) (aged 99)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Allegiance British Raj
Service/branch Royal Indian Navy
Indian Navy
Years of service1942–1978
RankBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg 13-Indian Navy-VADM.svg Vice Admiral
Commands heldEastern Naval Command
Eastern Fleet
INS Mysore (C60)
INS Venduruthy
16 Frigate Squadron
INS Brahmaputra (F31)
INS Khukri (F149)
Battles/warsWorld War II
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
AwardsParam Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Vice Admiral Sree Harilal Sarma, PVSM (1 December 1922 – 3 January 2022) was an Indian Navy admiral. He was Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet (FOCEF) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He later was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command from 1 March 1977 to 2 February 1978.

Sarma was hospitalized on 22 December 2021 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha after having cardiac arrest.[1][2] He died on 3 January 2022, aged 99.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Veteran Of Three Wars, Vice Admiral SH Sarma Hospitalised In Odisha Capital". OdishaBytes. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  2. Dhir, Anil (24 December 2021). "Vice Admiral S. H. Sarma Critical, Veteran on Life Support at City Hospital". Odisha Barta. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  3. "Vice Admiral SH Sarma from Odisha no more". Sambad. 3 January 2022.