Bengaluru, June 14, 2020 Lieutenant General C N Somanna, PVSM, a distinguished retired Army Officer succumbed to old age related illness at his residence at Virajpet, Kodagu on Saturday. Last rites of the General Officer were carried out on Sunday with Military Honours. A seasoned Infantry Officer, he was Commissioned into Gurkha Rifles and later joined the GUARDS Regiment. During a distinguished military career, he was the Director General of Military Operations and later Deputy Chief of Army Staff at a critical time in the mid 1980s. He is survived by his wife Renu Somanna, Son & Daughter.