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Simply Fly, the autobiography of Captain G. R. Gopinath, provides interesting insights into the entrepreneurial journey of the man who established Air Deccan, a low-cost airline enterprise, the first and largest of its kind. It explores his tough and fascinating journey from a being a young boy from a remote village to being a successful entrepreneur and ruling the skies.
The book narrates how he made the switch from his service in the army to agriculture. After he quit the Indian army, he went back to his roots and converted his farm for an ecologically sustainable endeavor in sericulture. His efforts won him the Rolex Award for Enterprise.
He began a new chapter in aviation history when he launched a low cost airline, the first of its kind. His groundbreaking venture reached a market cap as high as 1.1 billion USD within a short span of four years.
The book is filled with interesting anecdotes that explore every facet of his personality and life, from his passion to his determination, and from his joys to his struggles.
Simply Fly was published in 2011 by Harper Collins. It received positive reviews for the insights that it provided into the journey of an ordinary man with an extraordinary dream.
About the Author: -
Captain G. R. Gopinath is an Indian entrepreneur, an ex-army man, and the founder of Air Deccan, a low-cost Indian airline.
As of July 2012, he has written one book, Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey.
G. R. Gopinath was born Gorur Ramaswamy Gopinath in Gorur, Karnataka. He attended the Sainik School in Bijapur, and later graduated from the National Defence Academy. He then served in the Indian army for eight years, during which he fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
After he quit the army, he took up eco-farming and sericulture. He even established a private low cost airline called Air Deccan. He contested in the Lok Sabha elections, albeit unsuccessfully, as an independent candidate. His entrepreneurial achievements have won him several awards, including the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, and the Rolex Award for Enterprise. Captain Gopinath is married to Bhargavi Gopinath. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters, Krithika and Pallavi.