Prathap C. Reddy

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Prathap C. Reddy
Born Prathap Chandra Reddy
1933 (age 83–84)
Aragonda, Madras Presidency,British India, (now Chittoor district,Andhra Pradesh, India)
Alma mater

Stanley Medical College, Chennai

Madras Christian College, Chennai
Occupation Physician, business executive

Ram Charan Teja (Grandson-in-law) Upasana Kamineni(Grand Daughter)

Chiranjeevi(Grandson-in-law's father)
Awards Padma Vibhushan (2010)
Padma Bhushan (1991)

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


Reddy, a winner of the 1991 Padma Bhushan,[5] received the Padma Vibhushan, which is India's second-highest civilian award in 2010.[6][7][8] In a recent interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, Reddy explains how he navigated India’s crippling bureaucracy to bring world class healthcare to the country.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Reddy has four daughters: Preetha Reddy, Suneeta Reddy, Sangeetha Reddy and Shobana Kamineni; all are serving as the Directors in the Apollo Hospitals.[12]


  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 2015-04-04. 
  3. ^ Srikar Muthyala (29 September 2015). "The List of Great Entrepreneurs of India in 2015". MyBTechLife. 
  4. ^ "India's 50 powerful people". India Today. April 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced", Pib Nic, Jan 25, 2010, January 25, 2010
  7. ^ Dr Prathap C Reddy | Chairman Apollo Hospitals Groups
  8. ^ The four daughters of Apollo | Business Standard
  9. ^ "Interview with Prathap C. Reddy". Creating Emerging Markets. Harvard Business School. 
  10. ^ "Doing Good By Doing Business - Creating Emerging Markets" on YouTube
  11. ^ "Trends Over Time: Apollo Hospitals, 1983-2015". Historical Data Visualization. Harvard Business School. 
  12. ^ Hussain, Shabana (Nov 24, 2014). "Apollo Hospitals' Prathap Reddy grooms daughters for leadership positions". Forbes India. Retrieved 16 November 2016.