Desh Bandhu Gupta was bornon 8 February 1938 in India. Desh Bandhu Gupta, a former chemistry professor who hailed from Rajasthan, moved to Mumbai to work for a multinational pharmaceutical firm. Yearning to do more, he dipped into his wife's savings to buy a tiny vitamin company in 1968 and started focusing on making drugs to treat tuberculosis. The company he founded, Lupin, is India's second largest generics firm and listed on the Bombay stock exchange; in 2016 it drew more than half its $2.5 billion revenues from the U.S. and Japan. In 2013, Gupta formally handed over control of Lupin to two of his U.S-educated children: elder daughter Vinita and son Nilesh. Under the siblings, Lupin has been on an acquisition spree to expand its global footprint, notably in Japan. Gupta died in June 2017 at age 79. He is survived by his wife and 5 children.
9 billion in 2016) and profit after tax was ₹18,364 million (equivalent to ₹21 billion or US$320 million in 2016) at the end of March 2014
He was also the recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – Visionary Leader award
Gupta received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Pharma Leadership Summit 2009
Gupta set up the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation (LHWRF) in October 1988
He founded Lupin in 1968 with a start-up capital of ₹ 5000 borrowing the money from his wife
Gupta was born on 8 February 1938 in Rajgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan, and received a master's degree in chemistry from Bombay University
2 billion, making him the 254th richest person in the world