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Dr. Prathap C. Reddy
Dr. Prathap C. Reddy- Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group

Two and a half decades ago, Dr. Prathap C Reddy lost a patient who could not make it to Texas for an open-heart surgery. This was the turning point in the Indian Healthcare Industry. Today, people in the Indian subcontinent have the opportunity to receive the best that healthcare has to offer worldwide.
Driven by a deep urge to provide affordable world-class medical infrastructure in India, Dr. Reddy opted to give up his successful practice in the United States of America and returned to India in the seventies.
In order to provide improved, accessible and affordable healthcare for the millions in the country, Padma Bhushan Dr. Reddy campaigned relentlessly for privatization of Health Insurance in India. He has been instrumental in the amendment of various legislations including amendment of the legislation for cadaver transplants in the country. Over the last decade, Apollo under the stewardship of Dr. Reddy has demonstrated that Indian skills are equivalent to the best in the world.
He is a much feted person and his awards include:
  • The Harvard Business School had published a case study on the achievements of Apollo Hospitals in the year 1996. Late Mother Teresa awarded Dr. Reddy the Citizen of the Year award for the year 1993-94.
  • The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh awarded him with Fellowship to The Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Dr. Prathap C Reddy was also presented with the Sir Nilrattan Sircar Memorial Oration Award for medical excellence by JIMA in the year 1998. The same year, he was nominated by Business India as one of the Top Fifty personalities who have made a difference to the country in the fifty years since Independence.
  • The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was conferred on Dr. Reddy on 27th September 2001 at Mumbai.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Dr. Reddy by HOSPIMEDICA International on 19th February 2002 at Delhi.
  • Dr. Reddy was also invited by the Government of India to become a member of the working group on health financing and management constituted by the steering committee for the 8th Five Year plan in the planning commission.
  • Dr. Reddy has also been awarded by the Government of India with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor.