Birth centenary celebrations of ADM SM Nanda held at Naval Officers Mess Varuna

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The birth centenary of late Admiral SM Nanda was commemorated by the Navy Foundation Delhi Chapter under the aegis of the Indian Navy yesterday at Naval Officers Mess Varuna, New Delhi.

Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan, who was the chief guest, delivered the keynote address.

Ameeta Mehra, the granddaughter of Admiral SM Nanda along with Admiral L Ramdas (Retd), former Chief of Naval Staff and Rear Admiral Kirpal Singh (Retd.) also addressed the gathering.

The function was attended by senior retired naval officers and family members of the Late Admiral. Admiral VS Shekhawat (Retd,), former Chief of Naval Staff, released a fresh edition of the autobiography of Late Admiral SM Nanda on the occasion.

Late Admiral SM Nanda was the sixth Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy from February 28, 1970 to February 28, 1973 and had made significant contributions to the Navy and to the nation.

The nation remembers him as the ‘man who bombed Karachi’ for the daring Missile Boat attacks on Karachi harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan for his outstanding contribution during the war.

Navy Foundation (NF) is an organisation of naval veteran officers with Chief of Naval Staff as its President.

Through its network of 15 branches spread pan-India, Navy Foundation undertakes various activities to network the retired community to harness their efforts towards nation building, philanthropic causes, and to generate awareness among public on maritime issues. The Delhi Chapter is headed by Vice Admiral Harinder Singh (Retd). (ANI)

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