M Pallonji

“My hero, my mentor”

When billionaire-philanthropist Dr Cyrus Poonawalla was named in the list of Padma Bhushan 2022 awardees, announced in conjunction with Republic Day January 26, his son and chief executive officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India Adar stated on his Facebook page: "I thank the government of India for acknowledging my mentor, my hero, my father, Dr Cyrus Poonawalla.” The post was accompanied by a picture of a young Cyrus and his late wife Villoo holding up baby Adar. The company that Cyrus founded, Serum Institute of India (SII), is on the forefront in India’s war against the coronavirus with their vaccine......

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