Some Intresting facts about Rakesh Sharma first Indian Citizen to travel into space
1.He was born in Patiala(Punjab) and studied in Hyderabad.
2.Rakesh sharma was the first Indian citizen who went to the space on 2 april 1984 ,when he fle aboard on Soyuz T-11.
3.He was awarded with prestigous Ashoka chakra .
4.He was also awarded as the Hero of the soviet union for his work.
5.Rakesh Sharma son Kapil Sharma is a film director directed the movie Me aur main.
6.He had a narrow escape when he was testing Mig-21 near Nasik.He saved his life by ejecteing himself out.
7.He was commisioned into Air force as a pilot,and been part of the war operations against pakistan.
8.Rakesh Sharma gave an awsome reply when our former prime Sh.Indira gandhi asked “How India looked from the space ?”.he replied “Saare Jahan Se Achcha”.
9.As a part of a joint programme between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space programme, Sharma was selected on September 20, 1982 to become a cosmonaut and go into space.
10.He worked in are of remote sensing and bio medicine.