Rashid Minhas

Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas or Rashid Minhas Shaheed, NH, (Urdu: راشد منہاس‎) (February 17, 1951 – August 20, 1971) was a Pilot Officer in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during the 1971 Pakistan-India War. Minhas, a newly commissioned officer at that time, is the only PAF officer to receive the highest valour award, the Nishan-e-Haider. He is also the youngest person and the shortest-serving officer to have received this award. He is remembered for his death in 1971 in a jet trainer crash while struggling to regain the controls from a defecting pilot: Matiur Rahman.

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Rashid Minhas - Legacy
... After his death, Minhas was honoured as a national hero ... the Pakistan Air Force base at Kamra was renamed PAF Base Minhas, often called Minhas-Kamra ... In Karachi he was honoured by the naming of a main road, Rashid Minhas Road (Urdu شاہراہ راشد منہاس‎) ...