Mahasweta Chakraborty is an Indian pilot. In March 2022, amid the Russia-Ukraine war, she played a crucial role in bringing back hundreds of Indian students who were stranded in Ukraine. During the Ganga Mission in March 2022, Mahasweta Chakraborty flew more than six flights and evacuated more than 800 students. During this time, she was working for an Indian private carrier in India.
Mahasweta Chakraborty was born in 1998 (age 24 years; as of 2022) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She completed her school studies at Auxilium Convent School, Dum Dum, Kolkata. In 2019, Mahasweta Chakraborty earned a BSc degree in Aviation from Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Kanpur University, Kanpur. In 2016, Mahasweta Chakraborty received a commercial pilot licence in Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology from INDIRA GANDHI RASHTRIYA URAN ACADEMY.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Chinmoy Chakraborty. Her mother’s name is Tanuja Chakraborty, and she is the President of West Bengal BJP Mahila Morcha.
Mahasweta Chakraborty is not married.
Mahasweta Chakraborty belongs to Kolkata. Soon after finishing her, she started working in a private aviation company named InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo) in India. Mahasweta Chakraborty has four years of experience in the aviation sector.
During Operation Ganga, from 27 February 2022 to 7 March 2022, Mahasweta Chakraborty flew six flights from India to Ukraine and back under a special military operation of India soon after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 22022. Reportedly, Mahasweta Chakraborty flew Airbus A320 for 13 to 14 hours a day. She rescued more than 800 Indian students from the border of Ukraine, Poland, and Hungary. In a conversation with a media house, Mahasweta Chakraborty narrated her rescue operation experience in March 2022. She said,
It was the experience of a lifetime, rescuing those students in their late teens and early twenties, many of whom had fallen sick and had traumatizing tales of survival.”
Mahasweta Chakraborty added that she was feeling proud to be a part of Operation Ganga Mission. She said,
I salute their fighting spirit and am extremely proud of having played my part in their journey back home.”
Mahasweta Chakraborty continued that she received a call late at night on 26 February 2022 from her employer company who told her that she was selected for an Indian rescue operation amid the Russia-Ukraine war. Mahasweta Chakraborty said that she then left for the rescue mission within two hours after the call.
Vande Bharat Mission
During the COVID-19 pandemic in India, Mahasweta Chakraborty was a part of the Vande Bharat mission, which was started by the government of India to repatriate Indians who were stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 lockdown started in India 0n 7 May 2020. Amid this mission, Mahasweta Chakraborty was given the responsibility to flew oxygen concentrators from abroad to India. She also carried the COVID-19 vaccines to Kolkata from Pune airports.
- In March 2022, Mahasweta Chakraborty came into the limelight when a member of BJP Mahila Morcha from West Bengal tweeted about the heroic deeds of Mahasweta Chakraborty, who rescued 800 Indian students who were stranded in war-hit Ukraine.
Mahasweta Chakraborty a 24-year-old pilot from Kolkata, rescued more than 800 Indian students from the border of Ukraine, Poland and Hungary. Huge Respect for her (sic).”
Mahasweta Chakraborty a 24yr old pilot from Kolkata, rescued more than 800 Indian students from the border of Ukraine, Poland & Hungary.
Huge Respect for her. 🙏🏻#UkraineRussia #studentsinukraine #OperationGanga @narendramodi @blsanthosh @VanathiBJP pic.twitter.com/HEcgQrLam0
— BJP Mahila Morcha (@BJPMahilaMorcha) March 12, 2022
- The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s vice president, Priyanka Sharma, tweeted that Mahasweta is the daughter of their colleague. She wrote,
She is Mahasweta Chakraborty, Daughter of Tanuja Chakraborty (President of WB State BJP Mahila Morcha) (sic).”
She is Mahasweta Chakraborty, Daughter of Tanuja Chakraborty (President of WB State BJP Mahila Morcha).
Mahasweta, a 24yr old pilot from Kolkata, rescued more than 800 Indian students from the border of Ukraine, Poland & Hungary.
Huge Respect for her. 🙏🏻https://t.co/Sn5JVJbAco pic.twitter.com/4ISOHHfq14
— Priyanka Sharma 🇮🇳 (@Priyankabjym) March 12, 2022
- Mahasweta Chakraborty is a compassionate animal lover. She often shares pictures of her pet rabbit on various social media platforms.