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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December 7, 2019