|BIRTHDAY||7 September, 1963|
|AGE (2017)||22 Years Old|
Neerja Bhanot was born on 7th September, 1963 in Chandigarh, Punjab in India. She was a brave purser of the Pan American World Airways which was based in Mumbai, India.
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Neerja Bhanot died on 05-09-1986 at the age of 22 years only in Karachi in the state of Sind, Pakistan. On Pan Am Flight 73, when she was flying from Mumbai to the United States, then that aircraft was hijacked by four armed men at Karachi airport in Pakistan on 5 September, 1986 in which 361 passengers and 19 crew members were flying including her.
The reason of their hijacking was that they wanted to move out of their members from jail as they were part of the terrorist Abu Nidal Organization. She opened one of the doors of aircraft as they opened fire and set off explosives after 17 hours.
She decided to help the other passengers to escape. She was shot while protecting the three alone American children from beating of bullets of the terrorists. Two passengers were killed during the hijacking out of total 41 American. After her death, she was known as "the heroine of the hijack" and became the youngest receiver of the Ashok Chakra Award.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH STATE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|5 September, 1986||Karachi||Sind||Pakistan|