Prathap C. Reddy

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Prathap Chandra Reddy
Born 1933
Aragonda, Madras presidency, British India (now Chittoor district)
Ethnicity Indian
Alma mater Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Occupation Physician, business executive
Awards IND Padma Vibhushan BAR.png Padma Vibhushan (2010)
IND Padma Bhushan BAR.png Padma Bhushan (1991)

Prathap C. 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.


Reddy, a winner of the 1991 Padma Bhushan,[4] received the Padma Vibhushan, which is India's second-highest civilian award in 2010.[5][6][7] 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.[8]

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.


  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. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced", Pib Nic, Jan 25, 2010, January 25, 2010
  6. ^ Dr Prathap C Reddy | Chairman Apollo Hospitals Groups
  7. ^ The four daughters of Apollo | Business Standard
  8. ^