FDC Name:Rajesh Pilot
Issue Date:11th JUNE 2008
- A commemorative postage stamp was issued in honor of a parliamentarian and charismatic leader, Rajesh Pilot on June 12, 2008 .
- Rajesh Pilot was born on February 10, 1945 in village Baidpura, district Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling from M M Higher Secondary School New Delhi and higher studies from Meerut University. He joined Air Force Academy, Coimbatore and was commissioned in the Flying Branch in 1966. He served Indian Air Force for 13 years in Fighter & Transport Squadron and saw action in India Pakistan war of 1971.
- He resigned from Indian Air Force in 1979 and joined politics. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Bharatpur constituency in 1984 and inducted in the Council of Ministers as Minister of State for Surface Transport. Later he represented Dausa constituency five times and served as Minister of State with Independent Charge for Communications, as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Minister of State for Environment & Forest.
- He died on June 11, 2008 in a freak road accident.
Remark:Nice FDC posted on the issue date by registered post.