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Shakti Lumba and Priyanka Arora

Capt. Shakti Lumba Capt. Shakti Lumba is an alumnus of St. Joseph’s College, Nainital, and St Stephen’s College, Delhi. He started flying in 1969 and finally hung up his wings in 2010. Capt. Lumba’s fascinating journey in aviation as a pilot, union leader and airline executive with Indian Airlines parallels the evolution of modern Indian aviation­ from 1970 to 2010. Not merely did he have a ringside view of the seminal moments of that period, more often he was one of the major protagonists within that very ring. By sharing his journey as a pilot, richly peppered with incidents, vignetteRead More...

The Old Bold Pilot

Books by Capt. Shakti Lumba, Capt. Priyanka Arora

Capt. Lumba has been a pilot, union leader and airline executive. He is one of Indian aviation’s legends. His memoir will take you through the by-lanes of Indian Civil Aviation in all its glory. The book explains the Pilot Strike of 1992, the creation and success of Alliance Air (possibly India’s first low-cost carrier), the operational start-up of IndiGo, India’s premier and most successful low-cost carrier. Finally, it covers the safe landing at Laksh

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