Om Prakash Mehra, Indian military officer, Died at 96

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Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra was born on January 19, 1919, and passed away on November 8, 2015.

He was Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force from 1973 to 1976.

Prakash received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), the highest military award for peace-time service, in 1968.

He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, in 1977.

Prakash later became Governor of Maharashtra from 1980 to 1982, and Governor of Rajasthan from 1985 to 1987.

Air Chief Marshal OP Mehra was born on January 19, 1919 in Lahore.

His basic education was at the Sacred Heart Convent.

Prakash finished school at the Central Model School in 1933 and joined Government College University, Lahore and completed a Master’s degree in History from the Punjab University in 1940.

In 2012, Prakash was living in Delhi, and was the oldest living student of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prakash passed away at age 96 on November 8, 2015.

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