Remembering The Hijack Heroine Neerja Bhanot On Her Birthday

It's her birthday.

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Bollywood movie 'Neerja' saw Sonam Kapoor portray brave heart Neerja Bhanot on the silver screen. The movie brought back the memories of the real life hero, whose brave and selfless act was slowly fading away from our memories. Neerja was a flight attendant on Pan Am Flight 73 flying from Mumbai to the USA on September 5, 1986. On that fateful day, four armed men hijacked the plane in Karachi, Pakistan, targeting the Americans. 

A valiant Neerja fought with courage and saved lives of several passengers. She could have been the first person to be out of the plane, but instead died trying to save children from the terrorists. Ahead of her death as well as the birth anniversary, here we recall some facts about Neerja Bhanot that can inspire you to be brave enough to fight against all odds in life.

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