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Captain Gopinath

  1. 1. By :-Anant Kumar Gupta
  2. 2.  Full name : Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Gopinath Born In: 1951, Gorur, Karnataka Nationality: Indian Known As: Entrepreneur
  3. 3.  Wife :- Bhargavi Gopinath Children :- Pallavi, Krithika Current Residence :-Bangalore
  4. 4.  Captain Gopinath hails from a small town known as Gorur located in the Hassan district in Karnataka state. He finished his early schooling at the Sainik Military School that was situated in Bijapur before he joined the famed National Defense Academy and then passed out from the Indian Military Academy. Once he was done with his graduation he was appointed as an Officer of the Indian Army.
  5. 5.  BA, University of Madras, Vivekananda College, Madras, India, Economics, 1970 MA, University of Delhi, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India, Industrial Eco and Agricultural Economics, 1972 MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, India, Marketing, Policy and Planning Systems, 1975 PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Strategic Management, 1990
  6. 6.  Once he joined the Army, Captain Gopinath served for eight years before he retired from the Armed Forces. Start a private commercial helicopter service known as Deccan Aviation. In 1997, Bangalore its headquarters. The helicopter service extended to cities like Ahmadabad, Cochin, Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Che nnai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswa r, Jamshedpur and Coochbehar. In 2003, Captain Gopinath began his first air-craft service known as Air Deccan.
  7. 7.  year 2009 saw Captain Gopinath get into the role of a politician as an independent candidate in the Lok Sabha elections, but failed to gather sufficient support from the general public. On the business front he was also responsible for starting operations for a new freight flight known as Deccan 360.
  8. 8.  2004: Excellence in Global Education, Sawyer School of Management 1996 - Rolex awards for Enterprise 2005 - Rajyotsava Award (Karnataka) 2007 - Chevalier de la legion d’Honneur (Finance) Personality of the Decade Award (K.G. Foundation) Sir M Visvesvaraya Memorial Award (Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry)
  9. 9.  1997: He started Deccan Aviation operations. 2003: He commenced Air Deccan operations. 2004: Deccan Aviation extended to Sri Lanka. 2007: Air Deccan merged with Kingfisher Airlines. 2009: He commenced Deccan 360 and ran for the Lok Sabha elections.