Yusuf Hamied
Opinion  /  Published 07.08.21

Eye on England: portrait honour for Cipla boss

Calcutta should avoid London’s mistake of allowing too many basement structures because there is nowhere for the water to escape after heavy rains. Last month, London had two flash floods which ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.20

On your screens soon, The Serpent

Hot on the heels of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, the BBC is doing another big Indian story, The Serpent, based on the life of the serial killer, Charles Sobhraj. It has announced that...
By Amit Roy

World  /  Published 09.11.18

Cambridge nod to Yusuf Hamied

The 1702 chair in chemistry at Cambridge is being renamed after Yusuf Hamied, head of the Indian pharmaceutical firm Cipla, the university has announced.“The chair will now be known as the Yusuf Ham...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 02.04.20

Vaccine test on humans ‘in six months’

When a vaccine for coronavirus is developed, companies in India will be manufacturing it both for the domestic market and for the world, according to Dr Yusuf Hamied, chairman of the pharma giant Cipl...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.19

How to deal with severe combined immuno-deficiency

Mona Dash’s book, A Roll of the Dice, begins in Calcutta on June 22, 2000, when she is summoned home from the office to find that her eight-month-old son, Akshyat, has died. Administered a BCG vacci...
By Amit Roy


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