Nimrat Kaur, leading lady in the movie Airlift, is the daughter of late Maj Bhupinder Singh of the 64 Engineer Regiment, who was kidnapped in 1994 by the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Verinag , Kashmir, while he was serving with the Border Roads Organization. The terrorists’ demand to release some terrorists for the Major, was not accepted and they killed him a week later. He was just 44.
Maj Bhupinder Singh was awarded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously.
Nimrat Kaur sent a message to her father’s regiment, the 64 Engineer Regiment, on its raising day.