A pioneer of Indian vaccine and pharmaceutical industry, Datla Vijay Kumar (67), Chairman and Managing Director of Biological E Ltd., passed away here on Wednesday.
He died of renal failure for the treatment of which he was admitted to a private hospital here two months ago. Belonging to Bhimavaram in West Godavari district, he is survived by wife and three daughters. In spite of his contribution to vaccine development in the country, Vijay Kumar maintained a low profile.
A medical doctor by qualification, he was associated with the company in various capacities for the last 43 years. .