Khwaja Abdul Hamied, the founder of Cipla, was born on October 31,1898.
In 1935, he set up The Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories, which came to be popularly known as Cipla.
On August 17, 1935, Cipla was registered as a public limited company with an authorised capital of Rs 6 lakhs.
Cipla was officially opened on September 22, 1937 when the first products were ready for the market.
July 4, 1939 was a red-letter day for Cipla, when the Father of the Nation,Mahatma Gandhi, honoured the factory with a visit.