Celebrating the 91st birthday of entrepreneur and esteemed cardiologist Prathap C. Reddy, a grand event was organized by granddaughter Upasana Konidela and the family. During the event, Upasana proudly highlighted the family’s distinction of having two Padma Vibhushans.
In response to a question about Chiranjeevi receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award, Upasana shared her feelings, mentioning a circulating meme that humorously noted the presence of Padma Vibhushan in both Upasana’s and Klin Kaara’s grandfathers. She expressed the family’s honor in having two members recognized with the prestigious award.
Identifying Upasana Konidela’s grandfather as Prathap C. Reddy, the founder of the Apollo Hospital chain, the paragraph details his Padma Vibhushan recognition in March 2010 for contributions to the medical field.
Moving to Chiranjeevi’s Padma Vibhushan Award, the article highlights his achievement in the field of Art in Indian cinema on January 25th, 2024. Notable personalities from the Telugu Film Industry, including Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Allu Arjun, Varun Tej, Srikanth Odela, and producer Dil Raju, visited Chiranjeevi to congratulate him. Subsequently, Chiranjeevi was honored by Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy alongside other Padma Awardees. The actor, in an emotional speech, emphasized the significance of love and appreciation from well-wishers over the excitement of the award itself.