Kallam Anji Reddy

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Dr.Kallam Anji Reddy
Born1 February 1939
Died15 March 2013 (aged 74)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
OccupationFormer Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Known for Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Net worth(USD) $1.39 Billion
Relatives Kallam Satish Reddy (son)
G. V. Prasad (son-in-law)

Kallam Anji Reddy (1 February 1939 – 15 March 2013) was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, which he established in 1984, and chairman of Dr Reddy's Foundation (DRF), the corporate social responsibility arm of the group, established 1996. [1] [2] The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2001 and later with the Padmabhushan in 2011 for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry. [3] He was a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry. [4]

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The company was founded by Anji Reddy, who previously worked in the mentor institute Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, of Hyderabad, India. Dr. Reddy's manufactures and markets a wide range of pharmaceuticals in India and overseas. The company has over 190 medications, 60 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for drug manufacture, diagnostic kits, critical care, and biotechnology products.

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Early life and education

After graduating from Annapotanna Bold High School, Reddy received his first Bachelor of Science degree from A.C. College at Guntur in 1958. [5] He then earned his B.Sc.(Tech) in Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals from the University Department of Chemical Technology of University of Mumbai (now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai), followed by a PhD in chemical engineering from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1969. [6]

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Reddy died of cancer on 15 March 2013 at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad. [7]

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