Retired Lt Gen CN Somanna passes away at 92

Pride of Kodagu, Lt Gen C N Somanna passes away at 92; condolences pour in

Lieutenant General ( Retired) C N Somanna passed absent on 4:00 pm Saturday, June 13.  Somanna, 92, was a single of the oldest surviving veterans in the district was identified for his valour who was down by age-linked illnesses handed absent at his home in Virajpet. His funeral will be held now, June 14 at 1:00 pm at his hometown, Coorg.

Facts about the Pleasure of Kodagu, Lt Gen CN Somanna 

  • Somanna experienced served as the vice-chief of army workers in the course of 1984-85, when the country witnessed Procedure Blue Star weed out the terrorists using shelter in Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
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  • Gen. Bipin Rawat was in the very same battalion of which Gen. Somanna was Adjutant.
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  • He was handpicked by Industry Marshal K M Cariappa when he transformed a few Infantry.
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  • Infantry battalions into Brigade of Guards. As a Captain, he was an teacher in IMA.
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  • He was DDMO as Brig all through 1971 ops.
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  • He commanded the corps at Jalandhar.
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  • He was 3 Divison Commander in Leh, wherever he launched Ice Hockey.
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  • When the Military conducted mega veterans rally in the district in August 2016, that was attended by then chief of army employees Standard Dalbir Singh, Somanna was not ready to make it.
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  • When Singh learnt that Somanna was not in a position to make it owing to his unwell health and fitness, Singh accompanied by Vice-chief of army staff members Lieutenant Standard Bipin Rawat ( the present chief of the military personnel), had pushed all the way of 40 km to Somanna’s dwelling.
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CN Somanna

‘Somanna, an exemplary leader’: Condolences pour in 

Right after the tragic news of CN Somanna’s dying surfaced, condolences begun to pour in. Normal Ved Malik tweeted, “Salute! An exemplary chief, Typical Somanna was an epitome of military services values and traditions. Very pleased to have commanded as corps as him. 

Bengaluru Law enforcement Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, IPS, also paid his respect and tweeted, “Extremely Tragic Folded arms As SP Kodagu, I have experienced the possibility of assembly Gen Somanna many instances at his Estate at the turning of Virajpete… incredibly hospitable and warm-hearted. They are icons of Patriotism, Indomitable Bravery and Leadership. Lessons to be learnt from their Lifetime”

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