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Tributes paid to aviation pioneer Maneck Dalal

Maneck Dalal, seen here with his wife Kay, was a pioneer in aviation

By: Sarwar Alam

Tributes were paid to Maneck Dalal, the aviation pioneer behind international expansion of Air India, who recently passed away. Speaking at a condolence meeting held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London, India’s High Commissioner to the UK Y K Sinha described Dalal, 98, as a “legendary figure” for the immense contribution he has made in the field of aviation by starting the first flight of Air India from Heathrow to New Delhi and Bombay in 1948. He died on March 6 this year. At the age of 29 and at the behest of his hero JRD Tata, the young…

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