Captain G. R. Gopinath?s autobiography book 'Simply Fly' translated into Kannada by Vishweshwar Bhat
'Banayana' translated by Vishweshwar Bhat
Captain Gopinath - The Man Who Made Flying Cheap & Affordable for every common man in India
Captain G. R. Gopinath?s autobiography book 'Simply Fly'. Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has mentioned that this book should become a text book in all management institutions.
Book Summary of Simply Fly
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.
Editorial Review of Simply Fly
Born in a remote village in Karnataka, a prominent officer in the army, an ecologically sharp farmer, India's leading entrepreneur, independent politician, acclaimed author - this is the man who revolutionized air travel, making it affordable and accessible to everyone in India. To say Captain Gopinath is the whole package would simply be an understatement.
'Simply Fly' is a fairly self-explanatory title for a book documenting the birth of India's first low cost airline, Air Deccan. It's also the remarkable story of the visionary behind this venture, Captain Gopinath, a pioneer who has given 200% and more in whatever he looks to accomplish. The difference between 'Simply Fly' and the rest of your CEO written autobiographies, this isn't your run of the mill 'management' books that lights the way to a quick buck. Instead, this is an inspiring tale of someone who truly believes in making the impossible, possible, with the future of India and it's development always a driving force. To quote the Captain himself 'Simply Fly' is "the story of new India, the story of possibility, the story of opportunity."