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Who is the father of civil aviation in India?

Last updated on: June 9, 2010 09:38 IST

Who is the father of civil aviation in India?

Compiled by Deepa Menon

Man has always dreamt of flying. From drawings on stone pyramids to Leonardo da Vinci's prescient drawings of flying machines, we can see the curiosity of mankind to conquer the sky. Then at the dawn of the 20th century, man's dream became reality.

Wilbur and Orville Wright finally got off the ground in machines that were heavier than air. Little could they have known how significantly their invention was to change the world.

Take the rediff quiz on aviation, and find out how much you know about the sector...

1. Who is known as father of aeronautics?
a) Sir George Cayley
b) Wright Brothers
c) Alberto Santos Dumont

2. Which airport in India bagged No 1 position in the world in handling 5 to 15 million passengers?
a) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
b) The New Delhi International Airport
c) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

3. Which airlines was renamed Air India?
a) Tata Airlines
b) United airlines
c) Delta Airlines

4. Which is the best airport in the world?
a) Hong Kong International Airport
b) Changi Airport
c) Incheon International Airport

5. Who is the father of civil aviation in India?
a) Homi J Bhabha
b) Naresh Goyal
c) J R D Tata