Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla wins inaugural "Vaccine Hero" Award                                         10 December, 2018

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla being presented the 'VACCINE' HERO" AWARD' by Gavi...,.......View Video


SERUM FOUNDER WINS INAUGURAL "VACCINE HERO" AWARD                                     10 December, 2018

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Chairman of Poonawalla Group, has been given the first ever Vaccine Hero award by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance at Gavi’s mid-term review held in Abu Dhabi on December 10th 2018...,.......more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla conferred 'Doctor of Humane Letters' by The University of Massachusetts Medical School 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School conferred an honorary degree of 'Doctor of Humane Letters' to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at the 45th Commencement Activities held in Worcester, U.S.A. on June 3rd 2018..,.......more


University of Massachusetts Medical School honors Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla                              3 June, 2018

IThe University of Massachusetts Medical School to confer honorary degree to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at their 45th Commencement Activities.........more


Poonawalla's race ahead                                                                       DNA Newspaper 15 November, 2016

It's not the Tatas; it's not the Mistrys - the most powerful Parsi family on the rise are the Poonawalla's..,.......more


PM lauds Poonawalla's effort                                                    Times of India Newspaper 15 November, 2016

Adar Poonawalla's clean city initiative launched in colaboration with the Pune Municipal Corporation this January has struck a chord with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi, who was in the city on Wednesday, visited city-based Poonawalla group's Serum Institute of India...,.......more


Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Serum Institute of India                             13 November, 2016

Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi visited the Serum Institute of India on Sunday 13th November and met with the Chairman & Managing Director Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and CEO Mr. Adar Poonawalla...,.......more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla unveils statute of King Charles II at Newmarket                                     7 July, 2016

A statue of King Charles II was unveiled by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at the Newmarket racecourse on 7th July 2016..........,..........  more


HRH Prince Charles and Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at Windsor Castle                                               May, 2016

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales receives Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at a banquet in May 2016 at Windsor Castle.........,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla on Forbes list of Global Game Changers                                              13 April, 2016

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla on Forbes inaugural edition of ‘Global Game Changers’ for the year 2016.

The 2016 list features 30 of the most powerful business leaders worldwide, chosen from for-profit companies worth at least $1 billion, which have exhibited growth, innovation and global footprint and whose leaders are upending sectors and transforming lives........,.......... 



HRH Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge being welcomed by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla         10 April, 2016

HRH Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge is being welcomed by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at a Charity dinner co-hosted by Serum Institute of India, in Mumbai  ........,..........  more


HRH Princess Zahra Aga Khan receiving a Trophy from Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman of the 36th Asian Racing Conference Organising Committee

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla,  Chairman of the 36th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) Organising Committee presented a trophy to HRH Princess Zahra Aga Khan who delivered the opening ceremony keynote address at the 36th Asian Racing Conference held in Mumbai  ........,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla felicitated for his contribution to the Zoroastrian community        27 December 2015

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla was facilitated by Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley  for his contribution to the Zoroastrian community at Udvada on 27th December 2015........,..........  more


Governor confers Honorary D Litt to Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla                                                   05 March 2015

Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, conferred the Honorary D Litt (Honoris Causa) on Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla for his contributions to public health by manufacturing low cost vaccines.......,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla meets Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi                            February 2015

Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi being explained by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla of how Serum Institute of India has contributed worldwide by protecting more than 60% of all children born in 2014......,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014                05 February 2015

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director, Serum Institute Of India, who pioneered the development of affordable life-saving vaccines and is counted among the largest vaccine manufacturers worldwide was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014.....,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla receives CHEMTECH "Lifetime Achievement Award"                       28 January 2015

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla was awarded the CHEMTECH "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the CHEMTECH PBW Leadership & Excellence Awards held on 28th January at Mumbai. The award was presented to Dr. Poonawalla by His Excellency, Mr. C. V. Rao, Hon'ble Governor for the State of Maharashtra....,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla awarded the Punyabhushan Award [Pride of Pune]                       9 November 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla was conferred with the 26th Punyabushan award [Pride of Pune] in the presence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Infosys executive chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy at Balgandharva Rangamandir, Pune on Sunday November 9 2014.
The award is instituted by the Punyabhushan Foundation (Tridal Pune)....,.......... 


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla receives The Asian Award for the "Business Leader of the Year"           4 April 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, was awarded The Asian Award for the "Business Leader of the Year" at Grosvenor House London on 4th April 2014.
The Asian Awards were born out of a simple vision; to create an event which would honour only the very highest levels of achievement from within the worldwide Asian community...,.......... 


amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS                               22 May 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla at the amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, May 22.,..........  more


Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla gets "Lifetime Achievement Award"                                               11 February 2014

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Governor and Chancellor K. Sankaranarayanan, at the University of Pune's 65th Foundation Day. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Poonawalla said he was ready to provide crores of rupees to organisations fighting corruption,..........  more


President Pranab Mukherjee Hails Parsi Community                                                      
27 December 2013

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee praised the community for its contributions to the country at the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress held in Mumbai 27th December 2013. The President inaugurated the World Zoroastrian Congress along with Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan & Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman, of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress..........  more


10th World Zoroastrian Congress                                                  
            Parsiana Magazine, January 2014

Chairman and chief sponsor of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress Dr Cyrus Poonawalla remarked, "The prestige of the community has been greatly enhanced.” Sharing the podium with the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan, the minister for rural development, Government of Maharashtra, Jayant Patil, vice chairman of 10WZC Nadir Godrej, president emeritus of the Delhi Parsi Anjuman Dadi Mistry at the inauguration held in Mumbai. ...  more


World Zoroastrian Congress Race Day                                                                   
RWITC,  December 2013

10th World Zoroastrian Congress Race Day was held on Sunday 29th December 2013 at the RWITC, Mumbai Race.
For the first time ever, as many as eight Million / Multimillion races were run on one afternoon making it a red letter day not only for the RWITC, but also in the history of Indian Racing........ 


Holding the reigns                                                                                
Parsiana Magazine, December 2013

But for Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla's intervention and mediation, along with Nadir Godrej and several others, the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress may have been in limbo..........



World Zoroastrian Congress 2013                                                                       Parsi Time, December 2013

The 10th World Zoroastrian Congress to be held Mumbai, India  27th December 2013 is sponsored by the Serum Institute of India &  Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla ..... more

Winning accolades from His Royal Highness Prince of Wales                                              November 2013

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales made a private visit to Serum Institute on 10th November 2013 as he was keen to know more about the manufacture of inexpensive yet high quality vaccines that saves the lives of millions of children across the globe.
His Royal Highness was impressed with the manufacturing facility and lauded the efforts of the scientists at Serum Institute in making vaccines affordable for the underprivileged children of the world.


Nothing official about it                                                                            
  DNA Newspaper, November 2013

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla & Adar Poonawalla gave His Royal Highness Prince of Wales a guided tour of the sprawling Serum Institute Facility, which, last year, became the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines “I’m impressed,” Charles told a gaggle of the institute’s scientists, with whom he engaged in a long conversation.  more


At Serum Institute, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales takes an update on MMR vaccines

On their maiden visit to the city, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles on Sunday made a special stopover at the Serum Institute of India. While the Prince of Wales interacted with scientists and senior officials at the manufacturing facility, plants globally, the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the legendary Poonawalla stud farm. more

Indian Express Newspaper, November 2013


In loving remembrance                                                                      
        DNA Newspaper, November 2013

 It’s been three years since a beautiful journey of 44 years was interrupted by fate. For everyone who’s had the pleasure of knowing late Villoo Poonawalla, the most vivid memories of Cyrus Poonawalla’s better half are about her remarkable kindness and her genuine love for horses.
It was Cyrus’ concern for her safety made him plead with her not to ride in the Gymkhana races - it’s something she always complained about he personally regrets now - but Villoo did remain a regular at the Amateur Riders Club for the longest time. So when it came to a tribute for his departed soulmate, what could have been more apt than setting up an international stud farm in her honour? Though the Poonawalla Stud Farm remains one of India’s best known nurseries of thoroughbreds, the new one Cyrus has started in the UAE is nothing short of spectacular..  


The amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research presented the inaugural India fund raising event sponsored by Serum Institute of India.

Some of the most distinguished figures in Indian society joined Sharon Stone, Hilary Swank, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, and Cyrus Poonawalla, Ph.D., at the inaugural amfAR India gala in support of amfAR’s innovative AIDS research programs.   more


Poonawallas to host Prince Charles
                                                               DNA Newspaper, October 2013
The royal couple will be making a special stopover in Pune on November 10 as the personal guests of Cyrus and Adar Poonawalla. This will be their most extensive visit yet — Prince Charles and Camilla will touch down on November 6 for a 9-day tour.

Bill Gates visits Serum Institute, meets vaccine hero Poonawalla

Bill Gates visited the Serum Institute of India in Pune and met its CMD Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla whom he referred to as one of the seven vaccine heroes, and evinced interest in several products it is developing. more....

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla & Adar Poonawalla with
Bill Gates during his visit to the Serum
Institute of India.


Billionaire Horse Breeder’s Polio Shot to Undercut Glaxo         
                    Bloomberg.com, January 2013
Indian billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla, founder of the world’s biggest maker of vaccines, will slash the price of polio immunization and introduce shots for diarrhea and pneumonia, undercutting Pfizer Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc. (GSK).


Serum's vaccine will be world's most affordable

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman and managing director of Serum Institute of India (SII)  on the occasion of the pledging conference by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) held in London  made a commitment to cut the price of its penta-valent vaccine by 60 % and make it available to the world community at US$ 1.75 (about Rs. 100) per dose - the lowest possible cost in the world.
Making this announcement in the presence of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and British Prime Minister David Cameron who attended the pledging conference, Dr. Poonawalla said that “"the very genesis of Serum Institute was a quest to make vaccines more affordable for the common man".  more

Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla along with British Prime Minister David Cameron & Bill Gates at the GAVI pledging conference held in London.


NDTV Profit
      TV Interview, December 2010
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Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla interview at the Pan American Health Organization about Rubella vaccines & Serum Institute of India, 
September 2010
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The Forbes India Show, CNBC TV18      TV Interview,
August 2009
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