His real name is Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw. He was nicknamed ‘Sam Bahadur’ when he visited a Gorkha unit and was referred to as ‘Sam Bahadur’ by an orderly there. Thereafter, he was popularly known as Sam Bahadur by everyone.
Sam Manekshaw was a famous soldier and army officer. He was the First Field Marshal of India and had also served as the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army. His career lasted more than 40 years and had been in five wars.