Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is a Padma Bhushan recipient, the third highest civilian award of the Republic of India given by the President of India in 2005. He has been a former head of Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He obtained his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, M.D. (Medicine) and D.M. (Cardiology) from AIIMS and a M.Sc. (Epidemiology) from McMaster University, Canada. Prof. Reddy had been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Emory University and University of Sydney. He is the first Indian citizen to be elected a member of the US National Academy of Medicine. He has also advised various state governments on public health and has also served as physician to two Prime Ministers of India. Prof. Reddy is widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international level. He has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, appropriate nutrition across the life course, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan.