Captain GR Gopinath
Captain G. R. Gopinath is the founder of the low-cost airline, Air Deccan. He is a former captain of the Indian Army and a writer. He is also the founder and chairman of Deccan Charters and Aviation India’s helicopter company in the private sector. Gopinath has authored three books: Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey, You Cannot Miss This Flight: Essays on Emerging India, and Our India: Reflections on a Nation Betwixt and Between. He has received many honours and awards, including the Rajotsava Award and the Chevalier de la Legion d`Honneur, or Legion of Honour. He is a regular contributor to major print and online publications.