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Air Commodore S. K. Majumdar, the first military pilot to fly a helicopter in the country in March 1954, died on Wednesday.
"Air Commodore S. K. Majumdar passed away this morning at 0400 hours at the Research and Referral Hospital here," a Rotary Wing Society release said.
Majumdar had the distinction of being the first pilot among the defence and para military forces to fly helicopter in India 57 years ago. Born on October 7, 1927, he was commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force in 1948 achieved many firsts in the field in 1948 before ending his 29 years in service.
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