Multi-faceted vintner

Imagine, managing a pharma company and a vineyard, running marathons and raising three children. Overwhelmed yet? 58-year-old Uma Chigurupati has been at it for over three decades.

Born in a small town in Andhra Pradesh, she was raised on one dictum, to “study, earn and be independent”. After a “rollercoaster ride” of a life, in her words, she is today the co-founder and executive director of Granules India — a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company with a presence in over 60 countries and employing over 4,000. Last year, it posted revenue of Rs.23 billion and net profit of Rs.1.88 billion.

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