Adi M. Sethna

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Lieutenant General Adi Meherji Sethna
Padma Bhushan, PVSM
Died 17 October 2006
Allegiance India India
Service/branch  Indian Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Awards Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Padma Bhushan

Lt. Gen. Adi Meherji Sethna PVSM Padma Bhushan was an Indian Army officer who was the Vice-Chief of Army Staff.[1]

He joined the Army after graduating from The Doon School and Allahabad University. He began his military career fighting in Malaysia during the Second World War. He was one of the few Indians to attend both the Imperial Defence College and the Camberly Staff College in England.[1] He was ADC to the first Governor General of India C. Rajagopalachari as well as Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.[2][3]

He also played an active role in the strategy for the Bangladesh campaign and was awarded the one of India’s highest awards, the Padma Bhushan. He guided the Delhi Parsi Anjuman and the Federation of Zoroastrian Anjumans for 20 years.[4][5][6] Adi Sethna was also the Founder President of the UNESCO Parsi-Zoroastrian Project.[7] He died of Cancer in 2006.