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FACTS: What Has The Indian Government Done In Honour Of Neerja Bhanot?

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Did you know, that the Indian Government had released a limited edition stamps in honour of Neerja Bhanot in 2004, and the stamps are still available now for purchase? The stamp reads as 'Ashoka Chakra Winner Neerja Bhanot.'

Sonam Kapoor, who plays the role of the brave flight attendant in Neerja, posted the stamp on Twitter and captioned it as, "Guys, have you seen the stamp that the government of India made in the honour of #Neerja ? Here it is".

Sonam Kapoor Neerja

Neerja Bhanot, was the youngest girl who was alloted the bravery award from India, Pakistan and USA in 1986. Neerja, was only 23 years of age when she lost her life in a tragic yet heroic way by saving all the passangers in Pan America flight.

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The Neerja actress, Sonam Kapoor, has also started a 'Face Your Fears' campaign on social media and is helping people overcome their fears. The actress, also updates fans about the things being done in Neerja Bhanot's honour.

A source close to the movie was quoted as saying,

"Through the process of this film, Sonam has been deeply moved by Neerja's story and is going all out to tell the tale of this forgotten hero. Apart from encouraging a face your fear campaign over social media, she has also been constantly updating her fans on things being done in the brave heart's honour."

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The source further commented,

"While several from the industry have watched the film and loved it, the icing on the cake was a compliment coming from Sachin Tendulkar who is another legend who has always made India proud".

Neerja, starring Sonam Kapoor is all set to hit the theatres on February 19, 2016. Don't miss this movie guys!


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