15 October 1940 (age 75) (
Solipuram Madhusudhan Reddy (popularly known as S M Reddy) was born on 15 October 1940 to Smt. Peddamma and Sri. Laxma Reddy in Errambelli village of Valigonda Mandal, Nalgonda District, Telangana, India
He did his bachelor’s in Botany (1963), took his master's degree in Botany from Osmania University (1965) and Ph.D. degree from Jodhpur University (1968). He did post-doctoral research in the Institute of Microbiology, Praha, Czechoslovakia during 1978-79 and visited different laboratories in East Europe.
He guided more than 30 research students of Ph.D. degree and published more than 350 research papers in various journals. He is a fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Botanical Society and A. P. Academy of Sciences. He is also on the Editorial Board of various Research Journals.
Retired Botany professor of Kakatiya University, S.M. Reddy has been elected President of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2016. He took charge on October 27 as president at the annual conference of the society held at University of Jaipur from Prof. Bhatnagar of Delhi University.
He authored and co-authored books in Botany, Microbiology and Plant Pathology.