Kallam Anji Reddy

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Dr.Kallam Anji Reddy
Born1 February 1939
Died15 March 2013 (aged 74)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India
Alma materInstitute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
OccupationFormer Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Known forDr. Reddy's Laboratories
Net worth(USD) $1.39 Billion
RelativesKallam 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 in 2011 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]

Early life and education[edit]

After graduating from Annapotanna Bold High School, Reddy received 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]


  1. ^ "Always Reddy with a healthy dose". The Economic Times. 17 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Dr Reddy's prescription of passion". Financial Express. 3 September 2006.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ Govt announces Padma Awards | NDTV.com
  5. ^ "Dr. Reddy's Struggles for Homegrown Hit to Escape Rival Clones". Bloomberg. 4 December 2006.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Dr Reddy's: From Rs 25 lakh to Rs 5,800 crore". Rediff.com. p. 12 June 2007.
  7. ^ Dr. Reddy's Laboratories founder chairman Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy passes away : Corporate, News – India Today

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