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Air Marshal Sahab Prasad Verma

Service No & Branch 6466 MED MS-06688|MR-01787
Date of Birth: 16 Jul 1938 Commissioned: 07 Jan 1962 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2000 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 07 Jul 1962Wg Cdr : 07 Jan 1978Acting Gp Capt : 04 Feb 1986Gp Capt : 04 Feb 1986
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1991Air Cmde : 04 Oct 1990Acting AVM : 27 May 1994AVM : 30 Sep 1993
Acting Air Marshal : 27 May 1997Air Marshal : 01 Feb 1997
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

27 May 1994 - 31 Aug 1995AVMCommand Hospital, Air ForceBangalore Commandant
01 Sep 1995 - 31 Jan 1997AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Principal Medical Officer
02 Feb 1997 - 31 May 2000Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General Medical Services (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSahab Prasad Verma6466 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Group Captain Chittaranjan Sharma was commissioned in the IAF in May 1961.

During 28 years of distinguished service, Gp Capt Sharma has held various prestigious appointments in India and abroad and has always acquainted himself creditably and with distinction.

As CO of an ED, he has infused greater degree of sensitivity in the management of materials and spares. He has successfully undertaken survey of about 50,000 reapair ables held in storage over a long period and carried out complete reorganization of ED inventory by introducing concept of 'moving' and 'nonmoving' spares in the layout of store houses.

For his outstanding contribution and distinguished service, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt Chittaranjan Sharma.

Unit : AFCME
Reference : GoI19900126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSahab Prasad Verma6466 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Marshal Sahab Prasad Varma VSM PHS (6466) Medical was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in Jan 1962. During a chequered career spanning over three decades, he specialised in Internal Medicine, underwent super-specialty training in Cardiology and was awarded post-doctoral degree of DM (Cardiology) in 1983. He was the Chief architect in establishing Cardiac Evaluation Centre at AF Central Medical Establishment in Sep 89. He was also selected to command the prestigious Air Force Command Hospital at Bangalore.

The Air Officer was instrumental in raising and updating the Medical Categorisation Policy in 1988, enabling several aircrew to regain their flying category after cardiac event, balloon angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery. This achievement earned him the award of VSM in 1990 and a place in Limca Book of Records in 1993.

While serving as Principal Medical Officer at HQs Western Air Command he was appointed as the project incharge and chief co-coordinator for planning and establishing a Super Specialty Veterans Hospital at Subroto Park, New Delhi. The Hospital was functional in record time and was inaugurated on 08 Oct 96. The Hospital is of immense benefit to the ex-Servicemen who suffer from terminal diseases. Under his dynamic leadership and initiative, all facets of health underwent a qualitative change in the Indian Air Force.

His initiative on review of medical standards and waivers towards medical licensing of civil aircrew in India, have been well appreciated and given due recognition by Head of Medical Section, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), as these are at par with Joint Aviation requirements of USA, Canada, and European countries.

Air Marshal Sahab Prasad Varma VSM PHS has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20000126
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