At 99, ex-staffer revisits defence mfg hub on R-Day
The Times of India Mumbai|January 28, 2022
The first time Joseph Rodrigues stepped into the Ordnance Factory at Ambarnath to start a job, India was under British rule. So Rodrigues’s arrival at his former workplace 75 years later, on Wednesday, had special significance.
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Mumbai: The first time Joseph Rodrigues stepped into the Ordnance Factory at Ambarnath to start a job, India was under British rule. So Rodrigues’s arrival at his former workplace 75 years later, on Wednesday, had special significance. The nonagenarian who has lived through multiple wars, a famine and a pandemic was the oldest surviving ex-employee at the factory that manufactures ammunition for the defence forces. He was honoured at their Republic Day event on Wednesday.

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