The irony is that the gallant soldier, who got the shaby treatment at the hands of our politicians and the media after his death, was praised by the newspapers of even that country which was cut to size by Sam Bahadur and his Army in 1971. While the article has praised the Field Marshal, it has also echoed the sentiments of many of our countrymen for the treatment given to the departed soul.
And now look at the media coverage that the funeral of chief of another 'Sena' got today.
While i have nothing against Shri Balasaheb Thakerey and pay due homage to him on his demise but at the same time as an ex-soldier of the same army that Sam Bahadur once commanded, I hang my head in shame for the lapse on part of the Indian Government, Politicians, Senior Defence Officers and above all that of the Media for meting out shabby treatment to him on his funeral. Please forgive us.