Chinar Corps condoles demise of General SF Rodrigues

Srinagar. On behalf of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps condoled the demise of General Sunith Francis Rodrigues att Manipal Hospital, Panaji, Goa.
A statement issued here said that the passing away of General Rodrigues is an irreparable loss to the Indian Army. His memory will remain etched forever in our hearts and we will always be indebted to his invaluable contribution and service to the nation. We pray to the Almighty to bestow peace to his departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.
General Rodrigues is survived by his wife Mrs Jean Rodrigues, two sons, Captain Neale Rodrigues (Merchant Navy) and Doctor Mark Rodrigues and a daughter, Susan Vishwanathan.
General Rodrigues was commissioned into 9 Field Regiment on 28 December 1952 and he commanded 165 Medium Regiment from January 1970 to October 1971.
He served as the 15th COAS of the Indian Army from 01 July 1990 to 30 June 1993. Gen Sunith Francis Rodrigues was the Governor of Punjab from 2004 to 2010. He was also Director of the International Centre, Goa for nearly six years. He served two terms on the National Security Advisory Board from 2004 to 2010. He was also on the Executive Council of Goa University for seven years and on the Managing Committee of the Goa Chamber of Commerce.

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