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Captain Gopinath launches Simply Fly – chronicles of Air Deccan journey

New Delhi, Feb 23 (Calcutta Tube) Captain Gopinath, the founder of low-cost carrier Air Deccan which revolutionised India’s aviation sector, Tuesday launched his book titled ‘Simply Fly’ which talks about his life and the making of the private airline.

At a launch Gopinath said he went through a difficult phase when he faced corruption at all levels in the government to start the private airline.

 

‘But there were good and honest people also who helped me to make my dream possible, where everybody could afford to travel by air,’ he said.

 

The book was launched jointly by Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel and chairman of Kingfisher Airline Vijay Mallya.

 

‘This is a story of a boy who grew up in a remote village in Karnataka riding a bullock cart and later joined the armed forces and quit to own India’s first and largest low-cost carrier,’ said Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

 

The book has been published by Harper Collins Publishers India.

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