Meranews, New Delhi : He was a great listener, actress Mandira Bedi said about her uncle Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force, who died in New Delhi on Saturday.

“My greatest memory of him was that he’s a great listener; he used to listen. He had so many achievements, but he never spoke about anyone. Rather what he would do is he will be interested in your life. So, he asked me the smallest things about my work, my son, my family and more," Bedi said, following the last rites of the IAF Marshal held at Brar Square in the national capital on Monday.

Bedi, who arrived in New Delhi early on Sunday morning, added: “He lived a very beautiful and distinguished life. The farewell that he got, the way the air force took it over, shows how well-loved, admired and respected he always was, and rather he is. One looks back at the life so well lived... Yes, it is a loss.”

The actress took to Twitter on Saturday to share her grief: “Marshall of the Air Force, #ArjanSingh , my uncle, passed away this evening. A true officer and a gentleman. Will miss him dearly. #RIP”.

Singh led the IAF in the 1965 Indo-Pak War at the age of 44 and received the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, for his leadership. He flew over 60 aircraft and remained a flyer until the end of his career with the IAF. He retired in August 1969.

A five-star marshal, Singh died at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Saturday. He was 98.