Eminent Naval historian passes away





Kochi, Sept 3 (PTI) Former Naval vice-chief Admiral (Retd) G M Hiranandani died of heart attack at Malakkara village near Chengannur, 117 km from Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala's Alappuzha district.

Hiranandani, also an eminent Naval historian, died on Tuesday. He was 78 and is survived by a son and daughter...

... Hiranandani, a gallantry award winner, joined the Indian Navy in 1949. He had undergone extensive training in United Kingdom with the Royal Navy at different stages of his professional career and had served on all classes of ships including battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers.

He commissioned Navy's first guided missile destroyer INS Rajput in 1980.



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