Behind every successful man is a woman, they say, and this woman is the name behind the success of her husband—industrialist, politician, filmmaker, and philanthropist, T. Subbarami Reddy. Indira Subbarami Reddy is the Promoter and Non-Executive Chairperson of Gayatri Projects India Pvt. Ltd and has been part of the company for over 30 years. Apart from this, she’s a homemaker and has been a pillar of strength to her family at all junctures.
Always elegantly dressed and with a poised personality, she carries herself with utmost grace. Her warm nature is almost infectious; it is no wonder then that she is loved by everyone who knows her. In a candid chat, she shared with us about how she celebrates Diwali every year, stressing that this year is rather special as it is her great grand children’s first Diwali. Every year, the family celebrates the festival with a small Lakshmi puja and the customary lighting of diyas and bursting of a few crackers just as a tradition. She goes on, “I got married when I was very young and prior to that I was in boarding school, so my only memories of Diwali are with my children when they were growing up. I literally grew up with them and when they were young, Diwali was all about family time, eating traditional delicacies, and bursting crackers.” She explains that they prepare special Payasam and Wadas that are first offered to God and then distributed amongst the family and the staff at home. A firm believer of giving to the society, she makes it a point to do some amount of charity on this special day, too.