Kallam Anji Reddy, the main behind Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (DRL), the second-largest drugmaker of India died on 15 March 2013 at Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital. Anji Reddy was the founder and chairman of DRL. He was aged 72 years. He died because of liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
About Kallam Anji Reddy
• Anji Reddy was a chemical engineer.
• He served as the member on Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry.
• Anji Reddy was honoured with Padma Bhushan, the highest Civilian Award in India, in April 2011. He was awarded for distinguished service in Trade and Industry field.
• He also founded Neo-natal Intensive Care and Emergencies called NICE Foundation, which is the only institute for new-borns in Asia.
• In 1998, he also established Naandi Foundation which provided safe drinking water in rural areas. This foundation also provides the midday meals to 1.3 million children as well as farmers.
About Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (DRL)
Dr Reddy's Laboratories is the second-largest pharmaceutical company of India, in terms of market capitalization with 31000 crore Rupees.
It was also the first pharmaceutical company of India that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2001.
Who: Kallam Anji Reddy
Where: Hyderabad's Apollo Hospital
When: 15 March 2013