|Kallam Anji Reddy|
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||15 March 2013 (aged 73)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Cause of death||Liver cancer|
|Alma mater||UDCT, Mumbai|
|Occupation||Former Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories|
|Known for||Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories|
|Net worth||(USD) $1.39 Billion|
|Relatives||Kallam Satish Reddy (son)
G. V. Prasad (son-in-law)
I want to see one of my products being taken by people across the world. I want to see them improving and leading a better life. It's like playing God.
My father used to administer herbal medicine for free. But I can't give drugs for free. So the next best thing is to give it at as low a price as possible.
Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
We earned our dollars in a hard way;, nobody gave us a feast or gave it on a plate. We worked hard and we have innovated; we have made things in a better way at a cheaper rate and gave it to the people of India.
I had seen a Pfizer's pilot plant in 1965 and decided that, 'I'll build a Pfizer.' If not Pfizer, I have built Dr Reddy's, which is no less respectable.
We must show there is good in society. If you read the newspapers, you think there are only crooks in this world, but that's not true.
If my drug Ragaglitazar had been successful, we would have been getting royalties of thousands of crore rupees every year.
This is my life… I mean, maybe I have Rs 100 crore in the bank, sitting comfortably. If that increases to Rs 10,000 crore, what difference does it make to me.