Prathap C. Reddy

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Prathap C. Reddy
Born Prathap Chandra Reddy
1933 (age 84–85)
Aragonda, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Alma mater

Stanley Medical College, Chennai

Madras Christian College, Chennai
Occupation Physician, business executive
Awards Padma Vibhushan (2010)
Padma Bhushan (1991)

Prathap Chandra Reddy (born 5th February 1933 ) is an Indian entrepreneur and cardiologist, who founded the first corporate chain of hospitals in India – the Apollo Hospitals Group.[1] India Today ranked him 48th in its 2017 list of India's 50 Most powerful people.[2]


Reddy was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991[3] and received the Padma Vibhushan, which is India's second-highest civilian award, in 2010.[4][5][6] In an interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, Reddy explained how he navigated India’s crippling bureaucracy to bring world class healthcare to the country.[7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Reddy has four daughters: Preetha Reddy, Suneta Reddy, Sangeetha Reddy and Shobana Kamineni; all are serving as the Directors in the Apollo Hospitals.[10]


  1. ^ Srikar Muthyala (29 September 2015). "The List of Great Entrepreneurs of India in 2015". MyBTechLife. 
  2. ^ "India's 50 powerful people". India Today. April 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced", Pib Nic, Jan 25, 2010, January 25, 2010
  5. ^ Dr Prathap C Reddy | Chairman Apollo Hospitals Groups
  6. ^ The four daughters of Apollo | Business Standard
  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 (Nov 24, 2014). "Apollo Hospitals' Prathap Reddy grooms daughters for leadership positions". Forbes India. Retrieved 16 November 2016.