Thursday, September 7, 2017
A TRIBUTE TO INDIA'S DAUGHTER NEERAJA BHANOT ON HER BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 07-09-2017
Tribute to India's Daughter Neerja Bhanot Many of us just learnt about a great sacrifice that was made by young 22 year old Neerja Bhanot, the brave young woman who lost her life while trying to save many others on board the Pan Am Flight 73 on its way from Mumbai to New York via Karachi and Frankfurt was hijacked on September 5, 1986.
According to Mrs. Malti Krishnaswamy and other eyewitnesses, Neerja was caught by the leader of the terrorists and shot point blank. In the dead body I saw bullets had hit her in the abdomen, on the shoulder near the neck and in the arm. When she opened the emergency exit, she could have herself been the first to slide down the chute. But she was the “captain”, who believed that she had to be the last person to quit – alive or dead.
Mr. Keith D. Smith saying: “The courageous manner in which she lived was very evident in the courageous manner in which she died. Shielding 3 small children from danger was a bold, daring and brave act that so dignified Neerja’s personality.She was a true global citizen and did not discriminate between Indians and Americans.
Last but not least she proved that Humanity is the Highest religion and dont be judgmental while helping others.My heartfelt tribute to her.