Annual Report 2018 L u p i n i s at t h e t i p p i n g p o i n t o f i t s A N d I T S DESTINY HERITAGE
Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta 1938 - 2017 Founder and Former Chairman, Lupin Limited What started as one man’s journey and his belief in the virtue of his cause has paved the path for Lupin to become a global pharmaceuticals major. As we look back at 50 years of the Lupin journey and pay tribute to Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta, our beloved Founder, we feel inspired by our Heritage and cherish the Legacy that he created that we now take forward towards our Destiny.
Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta (DBG) 1938 - 2017 Founder and Former Chairman, Lupin Limited With our feet firmly planted in today, we envision a bigger, brighter tomorrow. That is what we are here for.
Lupin began as one man’s dream of creating a better world, his belief in “Simple living and High thinking” , his aspiration to put India on the global pharmaceuticals map and to do well by doing good. DBG’s legacy is one of performance, values and public spiritedness. At 50, his Lupin is a strong and vast fabric woven with his strong values by our cohesive team with its products and technology, through our global web of research laboratories, factories and offices, supported by its distribution and prescription partners as we continue to build and rise in the pharmaceutical world. When he started Lupin in 1968, his wife, Mrs. Manju Gupta, served as DBG’s first investor with an investment of ` 5,000. Lupin, to DBG, was a weapon to fight the life-threatening diseases that plagued his nation. Lupin today has successful operations across 100 countries, and it is largely because of the culture of innovation, unyielding integrity, and world-class operations that DBG pioneered. But DBG’s true genius as an entrepreneur lay in bringing out the best in every person he interacted with. Business to him was sacred, and he operated with the highest ethical standards, professionalism and respect. The past 50 years saw struggles and many victories but as was his personality, DBG believed that we learn from our experiences and we don’t rest on our laurels, we move on – we have goals to meet, commitments to fulfil and a vision of the future to light the way. In its 50 th year, having seen the progress the company had made, DBG believed that its journey has come to a tipping point between its altruistic heritage and its inevitable destiny as a world leader. As we look forward, DBG’s vision guides us. “Dreaming big is not enough” , he said “you must convert these dreams into real actionable plans. You must challenge yourself to seek excellence and to innovate; to continuously connect vision, strategy and execution. That is what makes a company great and go beyond mere growth” . Of all the hats he wore in his lifetime, DBG was always most happy to have contributed to creating a more inclusive society – one that provides opportunities to all who need them.
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- Fall '19