How the man behind Apollo Hospitals built a ₹20,000 Crore empire!

By Published On: September 7th, 2023Categories: Featured1.8 min read
Prathap C Reddy, Founder, Apollo Hospitals

In the heart of southern India, amidst the serene landscapes of Aragonda (present-day Andhra Pradesh), a remarkable journey began on February 5, 1933. It was here that Prathap Chandra Reddy, the visionary founder of Apollo Hospitals, was born.  

The Seed of a Dream 

Prathap’s story begins in a quaint village, where he was raised in a close-knit farming family. He was a curious child, always eager to learn and explore. His parents instilled in him the values of hard work, compassion, and service to others, nurturing seeds of greatness. 

A Scholar’s Pursuit 

Prathap’s thirst for knowledge led him to the prestigious Madras Medical College, where he honed his medical skills and discovered his passion for cardiology. But his dreams extended beyond national boundaries. Determined to make a difference on a global scale, he set his sights on the United States, earning a scholarship to Northwestern University in Chicago. 

A Vision Takes Root 

In the U.S., Prathap witnessed the stark contrast between the healthcare facilities in India. He recognized the pressing need for modern, world-class healthcare in his homeland. With a heart full of determination, he decided to return to India and bring about change. 

Building Apollo – A Testament to Tenacity 

Establishing a world-class hospital in India was daunting, but he remained undeterred. In 1983, he founded Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, a beacon of hope and quality healthcare in a country yearning for better medical facilities, inspiring others to join him in his noble quest. 

A Legacy of Healing 

Over the years, Apollo Hospitals grew into a network of institutions that set new standards in Indian healthcare. Prathap’s commitment to excellence and innovation ensured that patients received the best medical care available. His legacy as a healthcare pioneer continues to inspire and transform the lives of millions. 

The Healing Visionary 

Prathap C. Reddy’s life is a testament to the power of dreams and dedication. His journey from a humble village in India to the founder of Apollo Hospitals with a net worth of over Rs. 20,000 Crores, serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder that with vision and unwavering commitment, we can change the world. 

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