Kallam Anji Reddy, the founder chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, passed away on Friday at a hospital here following brief illness. He was 73.
He is survived by wife Samrajyam, daughter Anuradha and son K. Satish Reddy, who is the managing director of the pharma giant.
One of the most well-known faces of the Indian pharma industry, Reddy was suffering from lung disorder for the last few months and was admitted to a private hospital here 10 days ago.
The technocrat-turned-entrepreneur, who started Reddy’s Laboratories with a meagre outlay of Rs. lakh in early 1980s, transformed it into $1.6 billion global entity.