The deeds of these people were lost in by-lanes of memory. High time we give them their due credit and wipe away the dust from the mirror. Let these faces shine because they deserve to.
1. Neerja Bhanot
She is recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award. Bhanot was a flight attendant who saved life of 19 American passengers with the help of her team on board by hiding their passports as the terrorists who hijacked the flight Pan Am Flight 73 on 5th Septmber 1986 were killing passengers who were identified as American.
Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives. She was unable to escape herself and was killed but became a hero while shielding three children from a hail of bullets.
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2. Narinder Singh Kapany
Kapany from Punjab, India is considered as one of the founders of fiber optics. He paved way for internet, high speed data transmission, advanced surgeries etc.
3. R.Umadevi (Bangalore)
World Ladies Billiards Champion 2012
4. Dr Ravindra Koelhe
He completed MBBS from Nagpur university and since 24 years he is living and running a clinic in Melghat, Maharashtra. His fee is Rs 2 for the first consultation and Rs 1 for the second. He is serving mankind with honesty and India is proud to have people like Dr Ravindra.
5. E. Sreedharan
Popularly known as the “Metro Man’. He served as the Managing Director of Delhi Metro between 1995-2012 and was chosen for prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Award 2013.
6. Sindhutai Sapkal.
She becomes a mother to anyone and everyone who came across to her as an orphan. And till now she has adopted around 1042 orphans.
7. Uttam Teron
He started Parijat Academy with an aim of achieving 100% literacy in village Pamohi and according to Uttam, till now 95% of Pamohi is literate.
8. Jadav Payeng
Jadav single handedly turned a barren sandbar in Assam into a thick forest! The forest, called Molai forest after him, is located near Kokilamukh of Jorhat, Assam, India and encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres
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9. Pingali Venkayya
He was an Indian freedom fighter and the designer of the flag from which Indian national flag was adopted.
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