G.V. Krishna Reddy

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"Dr GVK Reddy is the Founder and Chairman of GVK... He has successfully collaborated with the Taj Group of Hotels in launching and operating the TajGVK hospitality chain, with four luxury hotels in Hyderabad and one each at Chandigarh, Chennai and Mumbai.

"Dr. Reddy has been instrumental in the formation of GVK EMRI that is setting new standards in the field of emergency response services across India. It is the only organized professional free emergency service provider in the country operating the 108 Emergency Response Service, spread across India in15 states and two Union Territories, covering over 750 million people, and saves lakhs of lives annually. GVK EMRI operates with over 12,500 state-of-the-art ambulances employing around 47,000 people. In July 2016, GVK EMRI Lanka began operations of the 1900 Suwaseriya service in collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka and assistance from the Government of India. This service has been expanded nationwide by the Sri Lankan Government during July, 2018 with technical knowhow from GVK EMRI.

"Over the last two decades, Dr GVK Reddy has been the recipient of many honours, awards and accolades, most notable among these being a doctorate, the Doctor of Philosophy from the 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. In 2011, the Government of India bestowed upon him the most coveted civilian award of “Padma Bhushan” at the hands of the President of India. Dr GVK Reddy is also an avid philanthropist and has set up the GVK Foundation which has been sponsoring and supporting underprivileged students in the field of education, housing schemes, and provision of drinking water to select villages in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. " [1]

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  1. Board, GVK, accessed April 20, 2020.

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