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Through the Rotor Disc

Author Name: Sundaram Krishnamurthy, Sudha Krishna | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

As helicopter pilots in the Indian Air Force, we always glimpsed the world through a rotor disc! For many of us who flew before and after the 1971 war, our world view was shaped by our experiences and the training we imbibed. “Through the Rotor Disc” hopes to chronicle the journey of a few helicopter pilots and ground crew in Air Force Station Kumbhirgram in creating history as we helped change the course of the Bangladesh war in 1971. The book is a retelling of our experiences in and out of uniform, hundreds of places we landed and the valiant soldiers and civilians we ferried. We flew the helicopters and landed in every nook and corner of the country. Then we realised that…

Pilots do not steer helicopters, destiny does…

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Sundaram Krishnamurthy, Sudha Krishna

SS Krishnamurthy:

Born in Coimbatore and educated in Chennai, Wg Cdr SS Krishnamurthy flew helicopters in the IAF from 1967 to 1990, right through the 1971 war and to all regions including the South Pole. The flying continued in the civil sector too. After having looked after the Flight Safety in offshore companies in Juhu, he is currently settled in Mumbai. Fond of authors Jane Austen and RK Narayan he spends his spare time conducting audits around Aviation Security, Flight Safety and ISO compliance. 

Many of his anecdotes and articles have been published under the pseudonym ‘Capt. Sudhir Kumar Khanna’.

Sudha Krishna:

Having majored in History, holidays were by an old Ambassador along with the two kids and a Dachshund. She spent her time working in the Public Sector followed by pursuing her passion for learning as a secondary school teacher. Her love for reading though supersedes everything else. Memory of an elephant and close attention to detail, proved to be valuable in Sudha Krishna travelled all around the country after marrying her ‘Discman’. Many note taking and scribbling, during the trek of her lifetime—to Kailash and Manasarovar.



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