The HF 24 was my first operational ac. I had the privilege of serving as a Sqn Pilot in all three Marut Sqns viz 10, 31 and 220 from Apr 78 to Jul 81.I left the Marut fleet with 277 hrs on the ac and converted onto the MiG 21 Bis.
Married(Wife Renuka) with two sons Gaurav and Aditya. All of this was achieved after I moved from the fleet though the initial grounding(pun intended) was with the Maruts.
Presently settled in Delhi. I am the Hon Vice Chairperson of The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India(Delhi Chapter). Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the Central Nervous System and I am afflicted with it which has resulted in restricted mobility. Not withstanding that I will be there to relive the spirit of the HF 24 and Daggers.