Bhubaneswar: The funeral ceremony of Vice Adm SH Sarma, PVSM (Retd) was conducted with full military honours at Bhubaneswar at his residence. Vice Adm Sarma was commanding the Eastern Fleet during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which lead to the liberation of Bangladesh.
Cmde NP Pradeep, Naval Officer in Charge (Odisha) paid homage to the late Admiral and placed a wreath on behalf of the Chief of the Naval Staff. Officers and men from INS Chilka and INHS Nivarini also paid homage to the Admiral.
On completion of the ceremony, the mortal remains were cremated at Swargadwar at Puri later in the evening with full military honours.