- Author : Captain Gopinath G R Captain
- Release Date : 09 May 2011
- Publisher : Collins
- Genre : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 396
- ISBN 13 : 935029155X
Download or read book entitled Simply Fly : A Deccan Odyssey written by Captain Gopinath G R Captain and published by Collins online. This book was released on 09 May 2011 with total pages 396. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the journey of a boy born in a remote village, who went from riding a bullock cart to owning an airline, a journey of an entrepreneur who built India's first and largest low-cost airline Filled with rich anecdotes of everyday struggles and joys, this is the awe-inspiring story of Captain G.R. Gopinath. This autobiography narrates in gritty detail Captain Gopinath's incredible journey: quitting the Indian Army in the late 1970s with a princely gratuity of Rs 6500, going back to his farm land inundated by the river, converting a piece of barren land to set up a farm for ecologically sustainable silkworm rearing, winning the Rolex award for it, his loves and passions, his extraordinary determination to launch an airline (which touched a crazy market cap of US$ 1.1 billion in less than four years ), in the process rewriting aviation history.