Wiki/BiographyDr. Desh Bandhu Gupta is the Founder and Chairman of Lupin Limited, a pharmaceuticals company he founded in 1968 with a seed capital of just Rs. 5,000.A professor, a scientist, and an entrepreneur, Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta is an honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) and holds a Master's degree in Chemistry. Dr. Gupta, started his career as an Associate Professor at Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani, Rajasthan. His dream to fight life-threatening infectious diseases and manufacture drugs of the highest national priority led to the formation of Lupin. Under his stewardship Lupin has achieved the distinction of becoming India's second largest pharmaceutical major by market capitalisation, and a leadership position in the anti-tuberculosis and Cephalosporin antibiotics segments.On 2 October 1988, with an objective to provide an alternative sustainable, replicable and ever evolving model of rural development, Dr. Gupta launched the Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation (LHWRF). The LHWRF program, run on professional lines, has won wide acclaim, both at the national and international level. In 2003, Lupin was presented with the top Corporate Social Responsibility award instituted by FICCI & Business World.A practitioner of the science of Vipassan? meditation, Dr. Gupta is a trustee of the Global Vipassana Foundation as well as the Chairman of the managing committee of ISKCON, Juhu Temple.Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Indian Pharma industry during the Pharma Leadership Summit 2009. He was also the recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – Visionary Leader award.In March 2013, Forbes pegged Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta's net worth at $2.4 billion, making him the 21st richest person in India and the 613th richest person in the world.