If you search for "S. V. Setty", using the Google search engine, (7-19-08), you will find displayed about 47 links. Perhaps the two following are among the most helpful.

[CCI] SV Setty
     This message, which was written in response to Nick Forder's request for information, offers a wealth of details regarding the life and career of S. V. You can access it by clicking on the title above.

Plane truth
An Indian flew just nine years after the Wright brothers did
By N. Bhanutej & R. Prasannan
     You will find this outstanding article on the website of India's No. 1 Weekly Newsmagazine, THE WEEK. (10-12-05) You may want to use the FIND function on "Setty" to locate it on the page. The lead paragraph is as follows:

     "The first Indian to fly an aircraft did it in just nine years of the Wright brothers taking to the air. In 1912, S.V. Setty not only rebuilt, after his own design, an aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. of Manchester, but also flew it. Later when he wanted to build a plane in India, he was told not to."

     His role in the successful production of a plane for the pioneering Australian aviator, John Duigan, is also revued.You can read the rest of this fascinating and informative story by clicking on the title above.

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