Cyrus Poonawalla – Son of a racehorse breeder in Pune (formerly Poona), in western India, he branched out in 1967 and began making anti-snake venom serums that were in short supply in the country. Privately owned Serum Institute, which he founded and runs, now sells a range of affordable vaccines for rabies, measles, hepatitis B, among other diseases, in 140 countries. Considering a public listing. Son Adar heads operations. Poonawalla collects custom-built limousines; also runs family’s Poonawalla Stud Farms, which has bred several derby winners, with younger brother Zavaray.
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