Capt G.R. Gopinath started India’s first budget airline Air Deccan, which he sold in 2007 to Vijay Mallya. Gopinath has had his disagreements with the tycoon over the airline’s famed low-cost business model before parting ways. “It’s not in good taste to hit a guy when he’s down, whatever may be the faults,” he tells Outlook. Edited excerpts from his conversation with Ajay Sukumaran:
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