Distinguished scientist Dr S Ramachandran; Dr K Anji Reddy, founder and
chairman, Dr Reddy Group of Companies; Dr K Raghavendra Rao, founder,
Orchid Chemicals; Dr Suman Sahai, founder of Gene Campaign with a
distinguished scientific career in the field of genetics; and Mr
Analjit Singh, founder and chairman, Max India; are among the 128
dignitaries who have been selected for the Padma civilian awards
Dr S Ramachandran who has been chosen for the Padma Bhushan was the
first secretary of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of
India. The Chennai-born scientist’s works aimed at developing
modern biology through various DBT programs.
Mr Analjit Singh, founder and chairman of Max India Group, a clinical
research and healthcare company, has been conferred with Padma Bhushan
Award. He has been the driving force behind the group’s sustained
growth and success since the mid-1980s.
Dr K Anji Reddy, a recipient of Padma Shri in 2001, has been
chosen for Padma Bhushan for his leadership role in developing Dr
Reddy’s Laboratories as a top innovative drug research and discovery
firm in India.
Dr K Raghavendra Rao, founder of Orchid Chemicals, a leading
pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chennai, has been selected for
Padma Shri Award. With exports covering more than 75 countries, Orchid
is ranked amongst the Top-5 cephalosporin producers in the world.
Dr Suman Sahai, founder of Gene Campaign with a distinguished
scientific career in the field of genetics was conferred with
Padma Shri in social work category.
Dr Anji Reddy,
Chairman, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, @ BioAsia
Dr Lukas Utiger,
Head, Lonza Bioscience, Switzerland @ BioAsia
Mr Krishna M Ella,
Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat
Biotech, India @ Vaccine World Summit, India
Prof Nikolai Petrovsky,
Research Director Vaxine, Australia @
Vaccine World Summit, India
announces Special Award 2011
Dr Davinder S Brar, chairman, GVK Biosciences and Dr Roger L Williams,
CEO, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) have bagged Federation of Asian
Biotech Associations (FABA) Special Award 2011. The awards will be
presented to them on the inaugural day of BioAsia 2011 on February 22,
2011, in Hyderabad.