Former Army chief SF Rodrigues laid to rest with full military honours in Panaji

A native of Goa, the general was born in Mumbai, however, his roots can be traced to Curtorim, Salcete, where he spent his post-retirement years.
Former Army chief SF Rodrigues laid to rest with full military honours in Panaji

Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai pays tribute to General Sunith Francis Rodrigues in Panaji on Monday

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The final rites of former Chief of Army Staff General Sunith Francis Rodrigues were held with full military honours in Panaji in Goa on Monday.

General SF Rodrigues passed away after prolonged illness at a private hospital on the outskirts of Panjim, Goa, on Friday, March 4, 2022. He was 88.

The last rites of the retired general were held in Moksha crematorium in St Inez.

A native of Goa, the general was born in Mumbai, however, his roots can be traced to Curtorim, Salcete, where he spent his post-retirement years.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with the family of&nbsp;General Sunith Francis Rodrigues in Panaji on Monday</p></div>

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with the family of General Sunith Francis Rodrigues in Panaji on Monday

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He was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1952. In an illustrious career spanning over four decades, he went on to command a Division, a Corps, two Army Commands and was eventually Chief of Army Staff from July1, 1990 to June 30, 1993.

The general officer took part in the 1962 India-China war, as well as conflicts with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971.

In 1991, he played an instrumental role in inducting women in the serving area of the Army. Rodrigues, whose

In recognition of his services beyond the call of duty, he was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.

He is survived by wife Jean Rodrigues, sons Captain Neal Rodrigues and Dr Mark Rodrigues and daughter Dr Susan Viswanathan.

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