Prathap C. Reddy

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

(1933-02-05) 5 February 1933 (age 88)
Alma mater
  • Physician
  • Businessman
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


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] In an interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, Reddy explained how he navigated India's bureaucracy to bring healthcare to the country.[7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Reddy has four daughters: Preetha Reddy, Suneeta Reddy, Sangita Reddy and Shobana Kamineni; all are serving as directors in the Apollo Hospitals.[10] Reddy's grand-daughter Upasana is married to Ram Charan, one of the most popular actors in Telugu cinema.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1991: Conferred with most prestigious honor Padma Bhushan [12]
  • 2010: Conferred with most prestigious civilian honor Padma Vibhushan [13]
  • 2018: Conferred the Lions Humanitarian Award by Apollo Hospitals[14]


  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. ^ "Interview with Prathap C. Reddy". Creating Emerging Markets. Harvard Business School.
  8. ^ "Doing Good By Doing Business - Creating Emerging Markets" on YouTube
  9. ^ "Trends Over Time: Apollo Hospitals, 1983-2015". Historical Data Visualization. Harvard Business School.
  10. ^ Hussain, Shabana (24 November 2014). "Apollo Hospitals' Prathap Reddy grooms daughters for leadership positions". Forbes India. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Dream wedding for Charan, Upasna". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 15 June 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 August 2020.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ "Padma Awards | Interactive Dashboard". Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Padma Awards | Interactive Dashboard". Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award". Medgate today.

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