Former navy chief S.M. Nanda dead

May 12th, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former Indian Navy chief Admiral S.M. Nanda died in the capital following ill health. He was 94, naval officials said Tuesday.
Nanda died at about 11 p.m. Monday in Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj.

Officials said the funeral will take place at the Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Nanda, who served as the chief of naval staff from 1970 to 1973, was awarded the country’s second highest civilian honour of Padma Vibhushan.

After retirement, he became an arms dealer.

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