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Air Commodore Shyamal Kumar Lahiri

Service No 8355 Branch MED
Date of Birth: 01 Mar 1938
Date Commissioned 05 Mar 1964 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 1996
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1980Acting Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1987Gp Capt : 11 Sep 1987Acting Air Cmde : 24 Nov 1993
Air Cmde : 09 Aug 1993
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShyamal Kumar Lahiri8355 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Gp Capt Shyamal Kumar Lahiri was commissioned in the Medical Corps in Mar 64. His unlimited capacity for hard work made him an automatic choice to take over command of an Air Force Hospital (AFH) in 1981. This AFH, located in a politically sensitive state, was beset with a host of union instigated manmanagement problems. Through his involvement, he was able to turn the situation around in a very short time and transformed the AFH into one of the finest hospitals of the IAF. A fact which was repeatedly acknowledged by the sister services and by the Royal Bhutan Army. In 1981, he was specially selected to take up his present responsibility of Deputy Director General Medical Services (Personnel) (DDGMS-P) at Air Headquarters. It is to his credit that during his entire tenure as DDGMS (P), there has never been even a single representation by the entire medical fraternity.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt Shyamal Kumar Lahiri.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19940126