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YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF NISHAN-E-HAIDER:

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Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas or Rashid Minhas ShaheedNH, PAF (Urduراشد منہاس شہید‎) (February 17, 1951 – August 20, 1971) was a Pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Minhas, a newly commissioned officer of 1971 (date of commission: 13 March 1971, 51st GD(P) Course[1]), is the only PAF officer to receive the highest valour award, which is 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: Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_Minhas