Prathap C. Reddy
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Prathap C. Reddy (March 2014)
Born
Prathap Chandra Reddy

(1933-02-05) 5 February 1933 (age 89)
Alma mater
Occupation
  • businessman
Relatives
AwardsPadma Vibhushan (2010)
Padma Bhushan (1991)

Prathap Chandra Reddy (born 5 February 1933)[1][2] is an Indian entrepreneur and cardiologist who founded the first corporate chain of hospitals in India, the Apollo Hospitals.[3] India Today ranked him 48th in its 2017 list of India's 50 most powerful people.[4]

Prathap C. Reddy, receiving Padma Vibhushan award from president Pratibha Patil, in 2010
Prathap C. Reddy, receiving Padma Vibhushan award from president Pratibha Patil, in 2010

Background

Reddy was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991[5] and received the Padma Vibhushan, which is India's second-highest civilian award, in 2010.[6]

Personal life

Reddy has four daughters including Preetha Reddy, Sangita Reddy, Suneeta Reddy (married to P Obul Reddy's son P. Dwarakanath Reddy) and Shobana Kamineni, all of whom are serving as directors in the Apollo Hospitals.[7] Reddy's grand-daughter Upasana is married to Ram Charan, one of the most popular actors in Telugu cinema.[8]

Awards and recognition

References

  1. ^ The first 'Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School' at Aragonda!, Apollo Hospitals press release, 25 December 2012, retrieved 2015-04-03
  2. ^ "The Trailblazer". Express Healthcare. January 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ Srikar Muthyala (29 September 2015). "The List of Great Entrepreneurs of India in 2015". MyBTechLife. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  4. ^ "India's 50 powerful people". India Today. 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced", Pib Nic, Jan 25, 2010, 25 January 2010
  7. ^ Hussain, Shabana (24 November 2014). "Apollo Hospitals' Prathap Reddy grooms daughters for leadership positions". Forbes India. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Dream wedding for Charan, Upasna". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 15 June 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 August 2020.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ "Padma Awards | Interactive Dashboard". www.dashboard-padmaawards.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards | Interactive Dashboard". www.dashboard-padmaawards.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award". Medgate today.