Dr Prathap Reddy is a man on a mission: Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

On the evening of March 12, 2014, the city of Bangalore witnessed an electrifying launch of Apollo Hospitals’ chairman, Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy’s 600-paged biography titled, ‘HEALER’, at the ITC Gardenia, Bangalore.


A royal touch: (L-R) Mr Pranay Gupte, Dr Devi Shetty, Dr Prathap C Reddy, and Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The book was released in the presence of distinguished luminaries including Dr Devi Shetty, chairman, Narayana Health and Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon.

Two years in the making, and penned by former New York Times journalist, Mr Pranay Gupte, read the epilogue and a short passage from the newly unveiled book. Later he was felicitated by Dr Reddy himself.

In his note, Dr Reddy opined, "What she (Dr Kiran Mazumdar) has done is outstanding and remarkable... We need to focus on the need to bring in the change... The world is going to lose 36 million people every year to non-communicable diseases... It is a crime to not to take care of yourself... When you set yourself with a purpose, nothing can stand against you..."

The ‘HEALER' engages its readers with the biography of Dr Prathap Reddy, containing stories of his accomplishments, and traces his unbelievable journey from a small provincial town in Andhra Pradesh to Stanley Medical School, and his phenomenal success as a practicing cardiologist in the US, and his return to India at the age of 50, to bring medical care at par with the best.

In her applauded speech, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, "India is a very young nation. We have a number of pioneers who are nation builders, who have a sense of purpose coupled with a spirit of challenge, because India is not an easy country to pioneer in."


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