Tuesday, October 19

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Neerja Bhanot, Who Showed Indomitable Courage

Neerja Bhanot, Who Showed Indomitable Courage

All, Legend
Who does not know the brave daughter of India, Neerja Bhanot?  Words fall short to narrate the tales of Neerja Bhanot’s bravery. She was a flight attendant and air hostess for Pan Am Airlines. On 5 September 1986, she was shot while saving the lives of 360 passengers on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 from Mumbai to New York. For her courage and bravery, the Government of India honored her with its highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra. Not only India but also Pakistan and America have honored Neerja for her bravery. Neerja Bhanot was born on 7 September 1963 in Chandigarh. Her father’s name was Harish Bhanot and his mother’s name was Rama Bhanot. She was the only daughter of her parents. Neerja’s early education was done at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary