The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

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The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

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The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot
By Aneesh Bhanot (Author, Foreword), Pawan Joshi (Photographer), V P Prabhakar (Editor)

The book, The Neerja I Knew is a story of the valiant Flight Purser, Neerja Bhanot, India’s youngest Ashok Chakra Awardee. Neerja Bhanot sacrificed her life while saving hundreds of others on board a hijacked plane – Pan Am 73.

In this book, The Neerja I Knew her classmates (Sushma, Vrinda, Naomi, Shantala, Eli and Jabeen) have written a chapter each on the Neerja They Knew. There are also chapters by brother Akhil Bhanot, her father Harish Bhanot, Wendy, her Pan Am Trainer, Dharmendra Shah and Atul Kasbekar who was a passenger on that plane.

The Neerja I Knew

The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot (नीरजा भनोत) was born on 7 September 1963 in Chandigarh. She was a purser for Pan Am, based in Mumbai (India), who was shot and killed while saving passengers from terrorists on board a hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986 at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

When Pan Am 73, landed at the Karachi (Pakistan) Airport at 6 am, four hijackers dressed as airport security guards and loaded with assault pistols, rifles, grenades and plastic explosive belts ambushed inside the plane.




The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

As soon as she understood what had happened, Neerja rushed to the cockpit to inform the cockpit crew and the captain. She was held by her hair by one of the hijackers, but she managed to shout out the “hijack code”. Everyone The flight engineer, the pilot and co-pilot escape through the overhead hatch in the cockpit.

The Neerja I Knew By Aneesh Bhanot

1 Comment

  1. Harik says:

    Great story?

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