Jump to navigation How an Indian horse racing dynasty became pivotal in the race to vaccinate the world The Poonawalla group has emerged as a key vaccine player, not bad for a family business that began life as a vet’s clinic in the Sixties By Robin Pagnamenta and Joe Wallen 23 January 2021 • 6:00pm From his baronial boardroom in Pune, Adar Poonawalla can look out upon the perfectly manicured turf of India’s biggest stud farm. As the world gears up for a race to vaccinate billions of people against Covid-19, the 40-year-old scion of India’s Poonawalla pharmaceuticals dynasty has emerged as a key player. […] We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed,” Poonawalla said in a tweet. […] Founded in 1966 by his now 80-year-old father Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of the family’s Poonawalla Group holding company, until recently SII was little known outside India and the highly specialist world of vaccine manufacturing. […] I have partners and funders, and a lot of people to keep happy,” says Poonawalla, who received the jab this month.
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