Prathap C. Reddy

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


Reddy was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and received the Padma Vibhushan, which is India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2010. In an interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, Reddy explained how he navigated India’s bureaucracy to bring healthcare to the country.

Personal life

Reddy has four daughters: Preetha Reddy, Suneeta Reddy, Sangita Reddy and Shobana Kamineni; all are serving as directors in the Apollo Hospitals. Reddy’s grand-daughter Upasana is married to Ram Charan, one of the most popular actors in Telugu cinema.

Awards and recognition

  • 2018:Conferred the Lions Humanitarian Award by Apollo Hospitals