Srinivas Kumar Sinha, Indian army general and politician, Died at 90

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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Srinivas Kumar Sinha, was born in 1926 and died in 2016.

He was an Indian soldier.

Following his retirement, Sinha served as Governor of the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Assam.

He was born in Gaya, Bihar, the son of Mithilesh Kumar Sinha, IP, the first Indian Inspector-General of Police of the state of Bihar.

Srinivas Kumar Sinha graduated with Honours from Patna University in 1943 at the age of 17, and joined the Indian Army soon thereafter, passing out as the Best Cadet from the Officers’ Training School, Belgaum, the war time equivalent of the Sword of Honour and was commissioned into 5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force).

Srinivas Kumar Sinha saw combat service during the Second World War in Burma and Indonesia and, after India became independent, in Kashmir.

Srinivas Kumar Sinha served two tenures in Nagaland and Manipur taking part in counter insurgency operations.

He died at a hospital after a brief illness.

Srinivas Kumar Sinha passed away at 90 years old.