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Person Extraordinaire :: A Tribute to Sri. Gunampally Pulla Reddy

Sweet makers are many but only few have the power to wow us. Sri G. Pullareddy is one of them. One of the greatest sweet makers in the world, his sweet shops in Andhra are renowned for great tasting, traditional sweets. Receiving and giving Pulla Reddy sweets is always considered special. Pure quality and perfection, Pulla Reddy sweets have been a part of many of my life’s important celebrations.

Sri G. Pulla Reddy was popular for his sweets but, he also did a great service to the society. He established many educational institutions, hospitals and orphanages. He is a true epitome of hard work, human values and philanthropy. He did not receive any formal education and yet he is one of the greatest business successes of India. He started life empty handed, yet filled the hands of thousands with education and opportunities. He was also a true believer in our culture and values.

Sri. G. Pulla Reddy passed away on 9th May 2007, at an age of 87 years. He is not among us anymore, but his values, courage, work ethics and dedication to society will remain with us for ever.

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Cashew Sweet from G.Pulla Reddy Sweet Shop from Hyderabad
Cashew Sweet from G.Pulla Reddy Sweet Shop

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17 comments for Person Extraordinaire :: A Tribute to Sri. Gunampally Pulla Reddy »

  1. yes, yes. this cashew sweet is the best. i love that store. he has left a great legacy behind.

    Comment by bee — May 13, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

  2. i remember this as the most famous, my Dad used to buy a pack of sweets whenever he visited hyderabad. Even last year i got hold of one box from one of my friend.may his values remain with us foreever……

    Comment by Roopa — May 13, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

  3. Yes Indira, you are absolutely right. I love that sweet very much. He passed away but his ethics and values may remain till end of the world.

    Comment by Jyothi — May 13, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

  4. That is really sad…..His sweets are timeless classics…..countless people will remember Sri Reddy forever through the eternal sweetness he shared.
    The kaju mithai is the stuff that i HAD to bring for everyone in my lab in Bangalore, whenever i visited Hyderabad!

    Comment by musical — May 13, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

  5. Amen…he is a person of ethics !!! He did soo much for the community… he will not only be remembered as a business man but as a great person…..

    Comment by Chris — May 14, 2007 @ 7:55 am

  6. Done deal Indira, I have a trip pending end of this year. and this is what Im going to get for u !!!

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — May 14, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  7. A trip to hyderabad is never complete without Pulla Reddy sweets. May his soul rest in peace.

    Comment by Sreelu — May 14, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  8. Hi Indira,
    I am a very big fan of yours and visit your website once a day. I need your help . I am sorry for posting this mesage here but figured that since so many people see this, I might be able to get some kind of help.
    I live in Bellevue, Seattle and wanted to find a travel companion for my Mom who is leaving seattle on th 17th of June. She is travelling thu KLM to Hyderabad, Since this is her first visit we would be very thankful if we could find someone to travel with her. She just needs guidance in locating the gates in the airports thats all! Thanks in advance and am so sorry for posting this here!

    Indira replies:
    Hi Ramya, did you try Seattleindian.com community forum? Lot of Seattle Indians frequent that site and this type of inquiries are common there. Good luck!

    Comment by Ramya — May 14, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  9. Dear Indira,

    Sri Pulla Reddy had indeed left a great legacy behind. Suffice to say Jeedipappu pakam will never be referred to without taking his name.
    May his soul rest in peace.

    We are huge fans of this sweet - not crazy about the rest of the sweets - no offense but nothing else beats this!

    Indira, I am not a big cook but I do make pretty decent sweets and I have seen umpteen blog sites for cooking. On recent times, after following this site for a while, and reading this particular post today, Your site just leapt off a different level. Made me your fan!! :)
    I need to say “THANK YOU” from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the good work

    Comment by Aparna — May 14, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

  10. My mistake I was supposed to leave this comment on the link to pulla reddy sweets. My father is very fond of him and knew him manage his shop from the early days of his shop and Loved to go back there to see him manage his business professionally. I love to buy all the sweets and would visit often even for samosas. Great tribute to him Indira.

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — May 14, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

  11. He is the most wonderful man I know.Myself and my cousin met him at the store when we were in our school days and he spoke to us very sweetly.It is sad to know that he is no more.May his soul rest in peace.

    Comment by Swapna — May 14, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

  12. His sweets were wonderful :) , my favorite is the white Gummadikai halwa (i think) that just melts in your mouth

    I am happy he passed away peacefully at this old age, and I am sad many will miss his inspiring presence.

    Comment by Balu — May 15, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  13. I am really missed the legend of Indian. I and my wife used to meet frequently when we were in India(Currently in U.S) and before arrival to U.S we met G Pulla Reddy garu and we have taken the sweets through his hand and we took wishes from him before our arrival to U.S and we are not able to digest the news of G Pullareddy who is no more. But cooperate the inevitable. May god bless his soul always and forever and he is my role model.

    Comment by Krishna Mohan Reddy — May 15, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

  14. I was googling for some recipes and came across your site. I felt really sad to hear the news of G. Pullareddy garu. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

    My mom always praises the way he struggled in his early life to reach this position. Whenever we talk about him, she always remembers the days when she used to go to his small shop to buy sweets.
    I was student of G. Pullareddy engineering college and still remember the days of his visit to the college. Whenever he comes, there’ll be a basket full of sweets and fruits for the students.
    A moment I’ll never forget is my parent’s happiness when I was awarded gold medal by Sri Pullareddy garu.
    He always used to say one thing “Baga chaduvukoni thallidandrulaku manchi peru thevale..”.
    He is a man of simple living and high thinking. He will always be remembered for both his character and his deeds..and who’ll forget buying G. Pullareddy sweets when they visit Andhra.

    Comment by Punyavathi A. K. — May 17, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  15. Thanks Indira,
    I did check seattleindian. Looks like no one is travelling on June 17th :( . Well thanks for responding, I really appretiate it!!!!

    Comment by Ramya — May 17, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

  16. I didn’t know that he was no more. I loved the sweets one got there :)

    Comment by Raaga — May 30, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

  17. hallo Halli Indira Gaaru ,
    Telugu vaari garvam meeru ,
    Telavaaru jaamunney gurthu vacchedi meeeru ,
    Ledu raathri intki vaachaaka aakali,
    Naa aaakali artham cheskunna devatha,
    Meeku mee family ki naa hrudayapurvaka abinandanaalu
    Mee intivaaru maa annaya aithey,
    Mee vaaaru nijanga adrustavantule…

    Germany nunchi mee shreyobilaaashi,
    Krishnudu

    Comment by krishna — June 1, 2007 @ 11:47 am

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