Other Businesses and Philanthropy
Nagi Reddy served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams between 1980 and 1983, and is credited for building the Vaikuntam Queue Complex that now serves to regulate pilgrims for darshan in the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Nagi Reddy founded the Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust in 1972. The trust runs the Vijaya Hospital (1972), Vijaya Health Center (1987) and Vijaya Heart Foundation (1996). Nagi Reddy headed the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce four times and the All-India Film Sammelan for two terms.
Nagi Reddy started the Andhra Jyothi newspaper in 1945. He also established the children's magazine Chandamama in July 1947. The magazine was eventually printed in nearly a dozen different languages.
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