Bangladesh war friend JFR Jacob dies
13 Jan 2015, Nirapad News: A friend of Bangladesh Liberation War Lieutenant General (retd) JFR Jacob of Indian Army died in New Delhi on Wednesday.
He was 93.
Jacob was the Chief of Staff Eastern Army Command during the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistan in 1971, reports the tribuneindia.com.
Lieutenant General JS Aurora was heading the command at Kolkata when the Indian Army and Air Force assisted to liberate Bangladesh, then East Pakistan.
Jacob was a former governor of Punjab and administrator of Chandigarh between November 1999 and November 2003.
He, a bachelor, was living in Delhi’s RK Puram and died after a brief illness at the Army’s Research and Referral hospital.
The former war veteran authored the book. ‘Surrender at Dacca’ in which he explained the surrender of 90,000 Pakistani troops.
Jacob as the Administrator of Chandigarh brought in people oriented changes. He was famous for dropping in unannounced in public offices to check the functioning.