My Grandfather Tauji Was head of Military Engineering service [North India] Civil Engineering Section between 1917 to 1952.
Only Topmost India in Head of Military under British Rule at that time in Military engineering service. MES
[ Infact there was no indian in position higher than him during post 1930.
My Maternal Grandfather And his colleagues heroic in Burma War resulted British Gifting india Indian military academy.
BRAVE INDIAN ARMY REGIMENT –> performance in World war 1 against Hitler Led to decision of creating first Time India Army Officers in British Army. Before that there were only soliders and No Indian/Nepali/Bangalodeshi/Burmese officer in Indian Army.
MY NANA father WAS in same reigiment which fought war in Burma Which Exisbitted highest form of valour with Cycle and Guns dispelling Hitler forces in Burma. My Nana father was Matyr of World war 1 for [ Indian, British and US Forces]. They used same Kind of Cycle and Gun carrying get up shown in picture below:
See More details in Wikkipedia link below:
Indian Millitary Academy, Dehradun (also known as IMA) is the officer training Academy of the Indian Army. IMA was established in 1932.
During which My Grandfather’s father Elder Brother Head Military Engineering Service North India oversaw its Construction. His name must be there in IMA Indian Military history Also on IMA incribed somewhere in IMA building.
” Indian Millitary Academy, Dehradun (also known as IMA) is the officer training Academy of the Indian Army. IMA was established in 1932.”.
From Wikki pedia:
Following the experiences in World War I, where Indian soldiers proved their mettle, Montague-Chelmsford Reformsfacilitated ten Indians per year to undergo officer training at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1922 the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College (now known as the Rashtriya Indian Military College) was set up in Dehradun to prepare young Indians for admission to Sandhurst. The Indianisation of the Army started with the commissioning of 31 Indian officers. Among this first batch of officers to be commissioned was Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, who became the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and later the first Indian Field Marshal.
Post independence My grandfather Tauji served MES head till 1950 then passed it over to then newly MLA of Region serving that was my grandfather and Indian Gandhiyan leader of Region
He was longest jail serving Gandhiyan Leader from the region.
He got 100% votes supported by all factions congress, RSS and even other Factions. No one kept candidate against him out of respect in Whole UP/uttrakhand region.
He Was Sanskrit PHD and Scholar Who Wrote books with Also German Scholar Max muller. He wrote 4 mimansas [concept just like upnishad] of Vedas on his own in Jail Serving for Gandhiji Satyagrah.
His letters to gandhi ji and Gandhiji Letter to him are preserved in national memoirs.
here is one link: