Kallam Anji Reddy

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Kallam Anji Reddy
Born 1 February 1939
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 15 March 2013 (aged 74)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Cause of death Liver cancer
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
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 (1 February 1939 – 15 March 2013) was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, 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 honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2001 and later with the Padmabhushan for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.[3] He was a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry.[4]

After graduating from the Annapotanna Bold High School, Reddy went on to get his first Bachelor of Science degree from A.C. College at Guntur in 1958.[5] He then earned his B.Sc.(Tech) in Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals from the University Department of Chemical Technology of University of Mumbai (now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai), followed by a PhD in chemical engineering from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1969.[6]


Reddy died of cancer on 15 March 2013 at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad.[7] He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.


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