Air Marshal Denzil Keelor

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Air Marshal Denzil Keelor

Born: 7 December 1933

  • He is a retired Indian Air Force air marshal and a hero of the Indo-Pakistani war.
  • He was honored with a number of medals including the Veer Chakra, the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the Keerti Chakra, and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • He had a younger brother, Trevor, who was also honored for his service in the Indian Air Force.
  • Both brothers have a Veer Chakra for the same feat of shooting down a Sabre jet.
  • This is the first time two brothers have received Veer Chakras for the same reason.
  • He joined the Indian Air Force on 6 November 1954 and rose to the rank of Air Marshal.
  • He retired in 1991. Following his retirement, he worked as the President of the YMCA for ten years.
  • He was the chairman of Special Olympics Bharat.

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