Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Yogesh "Yuri"


Personal data

Birthdate:  22.08.1950
Birthplace:  New Delhi
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.08.1981
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 15.11.1991

Additional information

After retirement he worked for a radio station in Delhi; in 2002 he worked as the director of radio company "green channel"; in the same year he became film actor at the Indian motion picture studio Bollywood; testpilot of the Indian Air Force; Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.); in 1981 he was among the first Indian pilots flying the MiG-25 in the 102nd squadron in Bareilly; one of the four finalists in the selection of candidates for the Soviet-Indian mission.


Last update on April 30, 2018.