Prathap C. Reddy

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Prathap Chandra Reddy
Born 1933
Aragonda, Madras presidency, British India (now Chittoor district)
Alma mater Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Occupation Physician, business executive

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]

Reddy has four daughters who also work for the Apollo Hospital chain.[7]


  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. ^ a b The four daughters of Apollo | Business Standard
  8. ^