Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian Army general, Died at 93


General Om Prakash Malhotra was born on August 6, 1922 in Srinagar, Kashmir, and died on December 29, 2015.

He was an Indian Army General.

Om attended the Model High School, Srinagar, and then at SP Higher Senior Secondary School, Srinagar.

Malhotra then attended Government College, Lahore, before he was selected to join the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

Om was the 13th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1978 to1981.

From the year 1981 to 1984, he also served as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia and Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh from 1990 to 1991.

He received the Param Vishist Seva Medal for “service of the most exceptional order”, in 1976.

The general was the Vice Chief of Army Staff before taking over as Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army on May 31, 1978 and serving in that post for three years.

Malhotra was the Honorary Senior Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army and also an Honorary General of the Nepalese Army.

General Om Prakash Malhotra passed away at 93 yrs old.