Hometown: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Age: 86 Years
Wife: Mrs. Indira Reddy
|Famous For||Being the founder and chairman of the conglomerate company GVK|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
|Hair Colour||Silvery White|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Felicitated by the Turf Authorities of India (TAI) for the lead role played by GVK in India's infrastructure development at the TAI Awards 2019
• ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Realty Plus Conclave & Excellence Awards -South 2017’
• “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Construction Times Annual Awards, 2017
• “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Construction Week India Annual Awards, 2017
• “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th EPC World Awards, 2017 for a contribution towards infrastructure and construction sectors
• “Infrastructure Person of the Year – 2014” by Construction Week India Awards.
• “Lifetime Achievement Award” for contribution to country’s aviation sector at India Aviation Awards 2014
• “Infrastructure Person of the Year - 2013” by Construction Week India Awards
• “Power Brands Corporate Luminary of the Year 2012 Award” by Power Brands
• Awarded “PADMA BHUSHAN” by the Hon’ble President, Government of India in 2011
• “Construction World - Man of the Year 2011” awarded by Construction World
• “Best First Generation Entrepreneur of the Year” 2010 award under the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC TV-18
• “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2009 from Economic Times
• GVK was named the “Most Promising Infrastructure Company” for the year 2009 by KPMG – Infrastructure Today
• Conferred with the honorary title, Doctor of Philosophy by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in 2008, in recognition of his dynamism, outstanding brilliance and invaluable contribution to the field of entrepreneurship and society improvement
• Conferred Life Membership of World Telugu Federation, Chennai and also honoured with the TAAI Travel Award in 2001
|Date of Birth||22 March 1937 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||86 Years|
|Birthplace||Nellore, Andhra Pradesh|
|Hometown||Nellore, Andhra Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||• B. A. Graduate
• Harvard University OPM course
|Hobbies||Playing lawn tennis|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Mrs. Indira Reddy|
|Children||Son- G V Sanjay Reddy married to Mrs. Pinky Reddy
Daughter- Mrs. Shalini Bhupal
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dr GV Krishna Reddy
- Dr GV Krishna Reddy is the founder and chairman of GVK, a diversified business conglomerate with a predominant focus on infrastructure development.
- Guided by his vision and leadership, GVK has successfully implemented milestone projects in record time, including India’s first Independent Power Project at Jegurupadu, Andhra Pradesh; India’s first six-lane expressway connecting Jaipur-Kishangarh, Rajasthan, and the renovation and modernization of Mumbai’s international airport.
- Foraying into tourism, a domain that excited him, Dr GV Krishna Reddy successfully collaborated with the Taj Group of Hotels to launch and operate the Taj GVK hospitality chain comprising four luxury hotels in Hyderabad and one each at Chandigarh, Chennai, and Mumbai.
- However, a project close to his heart is the formation of GVK EMRI, which is setting benchmarks in the field of emergency response services across India.
- It is the only organized, professional, and free emergency service provider in the country operating the 108 Emergency Response Service in 15 states and 2 Union Territories.
- Employing around 50,000 people, the service covers 850 million people and saves lakhs of lives annually through its 14,000 state-of-the-art ambulances.
- In July 2016, GVK EMRI Lanka began its operations of the 1900 Suwaseriya service in collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka, with assistance from the Government of India.
- In July 2018, the service was expanded nationwide by the Sri Lankan Government with technical knowhow from GVK EMRI.
- Passionate about community outreach, Dr GV Krishna Reddy is actively involved in the GVK Foundation.
- He donated part of his ancestral land and also funded the construction of the GVK ChinmayaVidyalaya, a front-ranking school affiliated to the CBSE board run by the Chinmaya Mission in the Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh.
- Given his passion for Lawn Tennis, the foundation established a tennis academy in Hyderabad to encourage and develop budding talent in India.
- The GVK Foundation has also funded the establishment of a state-of-the-art Radiology Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nellore.