Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot

In 1986, a 22-year-old Indian air hostess named Neerja Bhanot who helped hide 41 American passports aboard a hijacked plane. She died shielding three children from gunfire and was posthumously awarded bravery medals from India, Pakistan, and the United States.

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