The Rajasthan Congress chief had pledged in 2014 that he will not wear the traditional headgear till the party returns to power in the state. He decided to give up wearing the ‘safa’, which He loves wearing as a symbol of culture,”
Pilot proudly sported a red bandhej safa on 17th December Clad in white kurta-pyjama with white Nehru jacket, Pilot donned the traditional turban while taking the oath of office. The 41-year-old leader, who won Tonk assembly constituency in the recently concluded assembly elections, had pledged in 2014 not to wear the traditional turban till the party returns to power in the state.
Pilot believes Kishangarh Airport in Ajmer is one of his achievements as MP. The 41-year-old Stephanian, like those from Delhi’s elite St Stephen’s College, is sometimes called, and Wharton MBA graduate had made a vow in 2014 when the party lost in the Lok Sabha elections to not wear a turban he so loved till the Congress returns to power. And now it seems the ‘saafa’ might well be back on his head.
Pilot did a Bachelors honours degree in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, going on to work with the Delhi Bureau of the BBC and then the General Motors Corporation.
He completed an MBA from the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania) where he specialised in multinational management and finance. Pilot, who received his private pilot’s licence (PPL) from the US in 1995, is also a keen sportsman and represented Delhi in a number of National Shooting Championships. He was also commissioned as a lieutenant in the Territorial Army.