A multi-faceted cardiologist
Srinivas Reddy was in the city on Wednesday to attend the 84th birthday celebrations of Dr C Narayana Reddy, Telugu poet and writer, held on Tuesday at Ravindra Bharathi.
NRI doctor, who is passionate about Telugu literature
Dr Srinivas Alla Reddy, FACC and MD, is a leading cardiologist from Tenali and is based in Dallas, Texas. He has an impressive experience of 23 years in anesthesiology, internal medicine, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. However, medicine is not the only passion for this doctor. The doctor’s hobbies include singing, writing, drama, comedy, sports, and swimming.
Srinivas Reddy was in the city on Wednesday to attend the 84th birthday celebrations of Dr C Narayana Reddy, Telugu poet and writer, held on Tuesday at Ravindra Bharathi. A book ‘Ningikegirina Chettu’ by Narayana Reddy was released by Chief Minister KCR. Dr Srinivas, who loves Telugu literature, sponsored and supported the book release.
Srinivas was born in a poor family in 1965 at Mungi, a small village in Tenali. He studied in a Zilla Parishad High School and completed his Intermediate from VSR College, Tenali. He later joined the Guntur Medical College in 1983.
“I was inspired to join the field of medicine after watching Akkineni Nageswar Rao (ANR) play the role of a doctor in Dr Chakravarthi,” said Dr Srinivas Reddy.
As luck would have it, ANR and the doctor eventually became friends and were in constant touch over the last 10 years.
“After completion of my doctorate in medicine, I got an opportunity to work in the USA in 1991; ever since I have been in this profession. I have treated thousands of heart patients,” the doctor said.
Talking about his passion for Telugu culture, he said, “Though I am extremely busy in my profession, I make it a point to promote Telugu culture, its values and traditions. I take up many activities to promote Telugu amongst the people living around the world.”
“I credit my success to my wife Sudha, a home-maker, who always supports and stands by me to accomplish my vision to promote Telugu,” he added.