Times of India: Young girl claims she is Kalpana Chawla
July 8, 2007
“I am Kalpana Chawla,” says Upasana, who reportedly fears the sight an aircraft. She has been telling her illiterate parents that she died in a “crash” up in the skies.
“Upasana has been telling us ever since she started speaking that her name was Kalpana Chawla and that her fathers name was Banarsi Das Chawla but we could not figure out anything as we had never heard of Kalpana,” Upasanas father Raj Kumar told reporters on Friday.
Raj Kumar is a resident of Pata village of Etawah district where he works as a labourer.
“Yet Upasanas proclamation led us all to believe that she was actually talking about her previous birth,” he said. “She claims that the spacecraft was hit by a huge ball of ice that sent it crashing and ended her life.”
Upasana was born barely two months after the astronauts death in 2003.