Lt Commander Rahul Nair (b.1976 - d.4th Mar 2010) was a pilot with the Indian Navy. He served in Sagar Pawan, the elite aerobatic demonstration team. He was attached to Indian Naval Air Squadron, INAS 551.He had been posted to Mumbai, Chabua and Goa during the course of his service.
Rahul's father RM Nair is a retired Naval officer. His mother, Saraswati Nair is a housewife. Rahul is survived by his wife, Lakshmi and three-year-old son, Rohaan.
He was always passionate about flying. During his career, he had flown a number of fighter planes like MiG-21.
He was once part of a Hindi Movie. In the mess scene, he was one among the cadet army that made up the backdrop for the Amitabh Bachchan-Ajay Devgan film Major Saab.
On March 3, 2010, an aircraft of the Sagar Pawan team crashed in Hyderabad while performing in an airshow. Pilot Commander Suresh Kumar Maurya and co-pilot Lt Cdr Rahul Nair were killed in the crash.