Founder & Trustees
Dr Kallam Anji Reddy (February 01, 1939 – March 15, 2013)
Dr Kallam Anji Reddy was a well-known scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. An erudite and patriotic visionary, he set up the Dr Reddy’s Laboratories in 1984 to make affordable medicines and worked to make Dr Reddy’s a hub for research in pharmacy.
About a decade after setting up Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, he was encouraged by the possibilities of helping others to also share and reap the benefits of India’s economic growth. He started the Dr Reddy’s Foundation in 1996, with the vision of assisting young disadvantaged persons to have access to quality education and developing skills to keep pace with modern day challenges.
Dr Anji Reddy received the Padma Shri in 2001 and later the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.
Satish Reddy is the Chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and is known for his key role in shaping policies such as the policy formulation on India’s patent law, drug pricing and important amendments to the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.
Satish has great interest in exploring how human capital can be channelized to add to the productive power of the country. He chairs the Life Sciences Skill Development Council under The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an organization working in partnership with various stakeholders groups, to serve and address the skill shortfalls in the Life Sciences Sector across India. In 2015, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, nominated Satish as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Safety Council.
Apart from his business interests, Satish is a strong advocate of responsible corporate citizenship and supports various not-for-profit organizations. Dr Reddy’s Foundation is obviously one that is close to his heart and as a hands-on Chairman, he takes keen interest in all the activities and encourages the Foundation to innovate and explore new models of vocational education to create sustainable livelihood for the youth of this country.
Anuradha Prasad has varied interests but her passion for ensuring children in this state get quality education remains a priority. She takes keen interest in the activities of Dr Reddy’s Foundation and provides hands-on guidance for education and livelihoods generation programs. Her love for children and her zeal to ensure quality education for kids, irrespective of their economic status, was what led to the establishing of the Pudami schools for the urban poor.
The Pudami schools, a precursor to present public and private school models, was started with the intent to enable children learn English when the language was not being taught in government primary schools in the state.
Also a keen lover of arts and culture, she is the founder of the Saptaparni, a cultural centre dedicated to indoctrinating Indian history and culture especially among children. The center is a hub for performing arts and a storehouse of books in vernacular languages handpicked by Anuradha and her team.