Dr GV Krishna Reddy is an Indian businessman, and he is the founder and chairman of a diversified business conglomerate ‘GVK,’ which deals in infrastructure development.
Dr GV Krishna Reddy was born on Monday, 22 March 1937 (age 84 years; as of 2021) in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Aries. He did his graduation in arts, and later, he did Harvard University OPM course.
Height (approx.): 6′ 3″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Silvery White
Family & Caste
Dr GV Krishna Reddy was born in a Hindu family.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Dr GV Krishna Reddy is married to Mrs Indira Reddy. The couple has a daughter, Mrs Shalini Bhupal, and a son, G V Sanjay Reddy, who is married to Mrs Pinky Reddy.
Dr GV Krishna Reddy has worked on various infrastructure projects and has completed milestone projects in record time like 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.
He has collaborated with the Taj Group of Hotels to operate and launch the Taj GVK hospitality chain which comprises four luxury hotels in Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, and Mumbai.
One of his most important projects is the formation of “GVK EMRI” which has been providing services efficiently across the nation. GVK EMRI is the only well organised, professional, and free emergency service providers in India also known as ‘108 Emergency Response Service’ that is providing services in 15 states and 2 Union Territories.
It has not only provided emergency services but has also generated employment for more than 50,000 people. With its 14,000 state-of-the-art ambulances, it has successfully helped in providing services to around 850 million people and has saved lakhs of lives per year.
In July 2016, in collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka, Dr GV Krishna Reddy successfully started the 1900 Suwaseriya service aka GVK EMRI Lanka with the help of the Indian government. Within two years, the Sri Lankan Government expanded its services throughout the nation. Dr GV Krishna Reddy has been actively involved in imparting the GVK EMRI services in various communities.
Keeping in view his love for lawn tennis, his foundation has started a tennis academy in Hyderabad to encourage people to learn and play lawn tennis. He even donated a part of his ancestral property to provide funds for the construction of a CBSE affiliated school ‘GVK ChinmayaVidyalaya’ which is run by the Chinmaya Mission in the Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Apart from this, his foundation has provided funds for the establishment of a state-of-the-art Radiology Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nellore.
Awards & Honours
- 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 the 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.