The book encompasses the authors journey with Admiral from the moment his eyes froze on my terrified face on 4th August 1971, which activated his memory chip reminding him of his late nephew, Michael John Pereira, who tragically died in an air crash in April 1967 at Hashimara. Being a childless couple the relations grew and soon they treated me like a son they never had. The contents are factual and based on Admiral's thought process and views expressed in his letters (300 handwritten pages) written over 20 years. He covered all aspects of life both professional as well as personal with an underlying aim to make me a better human being. The book covers his background, matters military, his travails of building a small abode, encounters with Cavalry Generals, accidents, life post-retirement, love for Golf and Dogs and finally Battle with Cancer. The second half of the book covers “Close Encounters” with cadets of NDA 40th to 49th courses and associations with naval officers who had the good fortune to serve with the Great man. This book is a tribute from a son to a father to share and spread the legacy of the most inspirational leader of men in independent India, particularly with all women and men in uniform and society at large.
The Admiral I knew : A True Story of Admiral Ronald Lynsdale Pereira
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