Think Beyond, Stay Ahead

"Everything in a hospital needs to scale up, not just the building"

Dr. Prathap Reddy, the founder of Apollo Hospitals recounts how he achieved what he set out to

Photographs by Niloptal Baruah

In the late ’60s and early ’70s when any engineering or medical sciences student went to the United States for higher studies, it was a one-way street. Returning was never an option, since the overriding thought was to get the Green Card and settle down. Only some crazy guys like me came back. I say that because I cannot give you a rational explanation as to why I did. When I was in the US, I wrote regularly to my parents, highlighting not only my achievements but also touching on something that they liked. As my father was a car fanatic, I used to often send him pictures of new car models.