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Date of Birth February 17, 1951
Date of Death 1971-08-20
Place of Birth Sindh
Country Pakistan
Profession Pilot
Horoscope Aquarius

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Name Rashid Minhas
First Name Rashid
Last Name Minhas
Occupation Pilot
Birthday February 17
Birth Year 1951
Place of Birth Karachi
Home Town Sindh
Birth Country Pakistan
Birth Sign Aquarius
Full/Birth Name
Parents Rasheeda Minhas, Majeed Minhas
Siblings Farzana Minhas, Anjum Minhas, Rukhsana Minhas, Rahat Minhas, Farida Minhas
Spouse Not Known
Children(s) Not Available

Rashid Minhas Biography

Rashid Minhas is one of the most popular and richest Pilot who was born on February 17, 1951 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. As of June 1, 2023, Rashid has a net worth approximately $5 Million. Minhas was honored as a national hero after his death. The name of the Pakistan Air Force Base at Kamra, formerly known as Minhas-Kamra, was changed to PAF Base Minhas in his honor. He was honored in Karachi by the naming of a main street, “Rashid Minhas Road” (Urdu : shhrh Rshd Mnhs). In December 2003, Pakistan Post issued a two-rupee stamp bearing his portrait; 500,000 copies were printed.

Rashid Minhas was born in Karachi, 17 February 1951 to a Muslim Rajput family from the Minhas clan. Rashid Minhas was raised in Karachi during his childhood. Later, the family moved to Rawalpindi. Minhas received his education at St Mary’s Cambridge School Rawalpindi. His family later moved back to Karachi. Minhas was fascinated by aviation technology and history. Minhas used to collect various models of jets and aircraft. He attended St Patrick’s High School in Karachi.

He was able to pass and qualify for the Senior Cambridge exam and performed well in the O-level as well as A-level exams at the St. Patrick’s High School, Karachi. Majeed Minhas, his father, wanted Rashid to follow his footsteps and attend the engineering university. He strongly desired that his son get an engineering degree after completing his high school education in Karachi. Rashid, against the wishes of his father, entered the PAF School, Lower Topa, in 1968. This was the Air Force’s officer-candidate school. He then moved on to the Pakistan Air Force Academy, where he completed his military training in 1969.

Minhas joined the air force and was commissioned in the 51st GD (P) Course on March 13, 1971. Minhas began his training to be a pilot. He was preparing to fly in a T-33 trainer jet trainer in Karachi, Pakistan, just an hour before noon on 20 August. He flew solo in this type of aircraft for the second time. Minhas was taxiing towards the runway when Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman (a Bengali pilot) signaled him to stop. Minhas then climbed into his instructor’s seat. The plane took off and turned towards India.

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Rashid Minhas Net Worth

Rashid is one of the richest Pilot from Pakistan. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Rashid Minhas's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Pilot
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House Living in own house.

Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas(Urdu: rshd mnhs b. 17 February 1951 – 20 Aug 1971) NH, was a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) military officer. Minhas was the only PAF officer who received the Nishane-e-Haider, the highest valour award. This award was also awarded to Minhas, who was the youngest and shortest-serving PAF officer to receive it. P/Off was killed during a routine training mission in August 1971. Minhas tried to take control of his trainer jet when Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman, his commanding officer, was trying to flee to India. He also wanted to commandeer the plane that crashed in Sindh’s Thatta District.

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Rashid Ranked on the list of most popular Pilot. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Pakistan. Rashid Minhas celebrates birthday on February 17 of every year.

What happened to Rashid Minhas?

According to Mazhar, Chaudhry led the immediate task of investigating the wreckage and writing the accident report. Chaudhry told Mazhar that he found the jet had hit the ground nose first, instantly killing Minhas in the front seat. Rahman’s body, however, was not in the jet and the canopy was missing.

How did Rashid Minhas get martyred?

Mati boarded the T-33 and overpowered Rashid Minhas using chloroform and headed the aircraft towards India. Rashid Minhas regained consciousness about 35 miles short of the Indian border. He radioed a distress signal to his home base that he was being hijacked, then tried to wrest control from the hijacker.

Why did Rashid Minhas crash his jet?

When Rashid Minhas realized that the absconding pilot was heading towards India, he tried to regain control of the plane but was unable to do so. Knowing that it meant certain death, he damaged the controls and forced the aircraft to crash thirty-two miles short of the border.

When did Rashid Minhas martyred?

Rashid Minhas sacrificed his life for the country during the 1971 war, while trying to thwart an attempt by his senior to fly a jet trainer to India.

Who was the first pilot of Pakistan?

Shukriya Khanum
OccupationPilot
OrganizationPIA
RelativesDr. Shahid Masood

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