New Delhi, Mar 15: Celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik, Delhi Flying Club has announced to honour and recognize legendary pilots of India on his birthday March 5 every year.
Delhi Flying Club is an iconic flying institution of India from where Biju Patnaik received his flying license.
The people of Odisha and India owe to the Delhi Flying Club for adventures of Biju Patnaik in aviation, said guests remembering the legend.
Among many of Biju Patnaik’s dare devil actions in the air, his role in Indonesian freedom movement is the most celebrated.
His heroic act at Srinagar during Pak aggression in 1947, his help to Soviet Red Army during the Second World War and his support to leaders like Jayprakash Narain, Aruna Asaf Ali by ferrying them to different places during freedom struggle are a few instances of his undaunted spirit.
He is probably the only person who participated in freedom movement of three countries—India, Indonesia and Russia.