Kallam Anji Reddy

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Kallam Anji Reddy
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Born 02/01/1939
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh
Died 15 March 2013 (aged 72–73)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Cause of death
Liver cancer
Nationality Indian
Alma mater UDCT, Mumbai
Occupation Former Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Known for Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Net worth (USD) $1.39 Billion
Relatives Kallam Satish Reddy (son)
G. V. Prasad (son-in-law)

Kallam Anji Reddy (Telugu: కళ్ళం అంజి రెడ్డి; 1940 – 15 March 2013) was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr Reddy's Labs, which he established in 1984, and chairman of Dr Reddy's Foundation (DRF), the corporate social responsibility arm of the group, established 1996.[1][2] The Government of India, has honoured him with Padmabhushan for his contribution to the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. He was a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry.[3]

Reddy after graduating from the local high school, went on to get his first Bachelor of science degree from Andhra Christian College or A.C. College at Guntur in 1958.[4] Thereafter he, did his BSc-Tech in Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals from UDCT, Mumbai followed by a PhD in chemical engineering from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1969.[5]

Reddy died of cancer at 3:45 p.m. on 15 March 2013 at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad.[6] He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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