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Full NameCyrus Soli PoonawallaNames EarnedThe Vaccine KingProfession(s)Businessman, Chairman and Managing Director of the Cyrus Poonawalla GroupPhysical Stats & MoreHeight (approx.)5′ 8″ (173 cm)Eye ColourBlackHair ColourSalt & PepperCareerAwards, Honours, AchievementsIn the Field of Biotechnology
• Gold Award from the British Medical Association for the film “Snakebite” presented by Sir Richard Attenborough (1987)
• Man of the Year – Mother India International Gold Award by NRI Institute, New Delhi, presented by former President of India Shri.Giani Zail Singh (1991)
• Rajat Kamal National Award for the Best Education/Motivational/Instructional film entitled “The Triumph” presented by President of India Shri. R. Venkataraman (1992)
• CHEMEXCIL Award for outstanding export presented by Dr. B. B. Ramaiah, Union Minister of State for Commerce (1995)
• Pune’s Pride Award for excellence in the Corporate World (1998)
• Outstanding Contribution Award in developing pharmacy profession in India at the 54th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held in Pune (2002)
• BioSpectrum Person of the Year Award (2004)
• Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of medicine (2005)

• Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Briham Maharashtra College of Commerce (2005)
• “Sabin Humanitarian Award 2005” and the “Sabin Corporate Philanthropy Award” at the University Club in New York (2005)
• Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th International Information Technology and Bio-Technology Conference (2006)
• The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Healthcare & Life Sciences (2007)
• Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards Dinner at the World Vaccine Congress Asia Event (2011)
• The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2014)
• Punyabushan Award (Pride of Pune) (2014)
• The Asian Award for the Business Leader of the Year (2014)
• Lifetime Achievement Award at the University of Pune’s 65th Foundation Day (2014)
• CHEMTECH Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Mr. C. V. Rao, Honble Governor for State of Maharashtra (2015)
• Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (2018)
Cyrus Poonawalla being conferred an honorary degree of 'Doctor of Humane Letters' by The University of Massachusetts Medical School at the 45th Commencement Activities held on June 3rd 2018
• Vaccine Hero Award in Abu Dhabi (2018)
• Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Oxford (2019)
Cyrus Poonawalla being conferred with the prestigious 'Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa' by the University of Oxford, U.K. on 26 June 2019
• ICMR Lifetime Achievement Medal for contribution in healthcare by Bill Gates (2019)
• Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in Dubai (2019)
• Lokmanya Tilak National Award (2021)
• Lifetime Achievement Award, Forbes India Leadership Awards (2021)
• Dean’s medal from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2022)
• Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contribution in production of vaccines during COVID-19 in the field of Trade and Industry (2022)
Cyrus Poonawalla conferred with the Padma Bhushan Award by Hon'ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 21st March, 2022
• Lifetime Achievement Award by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) (2024)
• Late Dr. Mohan Dharia Nation Building Award presented by Sharad Pawar for his substantial contributions in medical and social fields (2024)
In the Field of Racing and Horse Breeding
• Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Surender Reddy, Chairman of Hyderabad Race Club at the 47th running of the Indian Turf Invitation Cup in Hyderabad (2009)
• Lifetime Achievement Award for his immense contribution to horse racing and breeding presented by Monsieur Louis Romanet, Chairman of International Federation of Horseracing Authorities at the International Horseracing Conference at France Galop, Paris (2009)Personal LifeDate of Birth26 August 1941 (Tuesday)Age (as of 2023) 82 YearsZodiac signVirgoNationalityIndianHometownPune, Maharashtra, IndiaSchoolThe Bishop’s School, Pune, MaharashtraCollege/UniversityBrihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC), Pune, MaharashtraEducational Qualification• Bachelor of Arts/Science, Pune University
• PhD from Pune University (1988)

Note: For his PhD, he wrote a thesis entitled “Improved Technology in the Manufacture of Specific Anti-toxins and its Socio-economic Impact on the Society.”

ReligionZoroastrianEthnicityParsiPolitical InclinationNationalist Congress Party (NCP) [1]The Times of IndiaRelationships & MoreMarital StatusWidowedMarriage DateYear, 1966FamilyWife/SpouseVilloo Poonawalla (died in 2010)
Cyrus Poonawalla and Villoo PoonawallaChildrenSon– Adar Poonawalla (businessman, CEO of Serum Institute of India)
Adar Poonawala with his father, Cyrus PoonawalaParentsFather– Soli Poonawala (horse breeder)
Mother– Gool Poonawalla
Cyrus Poonawalla with his father, Soli Poonawalla, and mother, Gool Poonawalla, at the foundation stone ceremony of Serum Institute of India , Poona (now Pune)SiblingsBrother– Zavareh Soli Poonawalla (businessman)
Cyrus Poonawalla with his brother Zavareh Soli Poonawalla at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi RacecourseOthersDaughter-in-law– Natasha Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla with his wife, Natasha Poonawalla
Nephew– Yohan Poonawalla (Businessman)
Cyrus Poonawalla's nephew Yohan PoonawallaStyle QuotientCar Collection• Ferrari F-430
Cyrus Poonawalla posing with his Ferrari F430
• Rolls-Royce Silver Spur limousine
Cyrus Poonawalla’s Rolls Royce Silver Spur
• Rolls Royce Phantom
Cyrus Poonawalla riding in his Rolls Royce Phantom
• A Mercedes-Benz S-Class customized into Batmobile replica
Adar poonawalla posing in his Batmobile replica
• A fleet of custom-built limousines, vintage, and sports cars which include Rolls-Royces, Mercedes, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Lexus, and Pontiacs
Cyrus Poonawalla posing with a vintage carJet Collection• Cessna 560XL Citation Excel Jet
Cyrus poonawalla with his Cessna 560XL Citation Excel Jet
• Bell 407 Helicopter
• Falcon 900EX business JetMoney FactorAssets/PropertiesLincoln House (a 50,000 square foot heritage property in Mumbai)
Lincoln House (Mumbai)Net Worth (as of 2024)Rs. 154,050 crores ($20.7 billion)

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