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20 August : Gostha Paul's birth anniversary.

Gostha Paul"Yes you truly are the Chinese wall!"- Rabindranath Tagore to Gostha Paul when he visited Shantiniketan.

Gostha Behari Paul (b. August 20, 1896 – d. April 8, 1976) was an Indian professional football player. He was born in Bhojeswar, Faridpore, Bengal Presidency (currently in Bangladesh). He moved to Kolkata when he was an infant and lived there till his very last days. Nicknamed as "Cheener Pracheer" (The Wall of China) he was one of the best defenders of contemporary Indian football.


First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India
By Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad.

First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in IndiaThe first scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India was introduced on 7th January 1988, in between Gangtok (Sikkim) and Bagdogra (West Bengal), without any fun fare or advertisements. That is why, the Helicopter Mail Service (HMS) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands which was introduced on 27th January 1988 with much fun fare and with special cancellation, is known as first HMS of India. Though, actually flown covers of HMS of A & N Islands of 1988, are not known, till date.

Before dealing with Helicopter Mail Service, one should know the history of helicopter service in India....


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