‘The captain has switched off the seat belt sign…’

KPN photo

Mainstream parties may not have given him a ticket despite his healthy bank balance, but the brain behind India’s first lowcost airline, Captain Gorur Ramaswamy Gopinath, steps into an “Air Bus” in Shantinagar to campaign for the Bangalore South constituency on Monday, before the conductor blows the whistle for takeoff.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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