Manipal Hospitals in Bengaluru has signed former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid as its brand ambassador. The association with the cricketing legend comes at a time when the group is set to launch its first hospital in New Delhi this month.
Speaking about the association with Manipal Hospitals, Rahul Dravid said, “Having an unmatched legacy, Manipal is a brand name that I have heard growing up. Manipal’s effort to provide world class medical practices and clinical services is commendable. I am proud to be associated with one of India’s most trusted and dependable healthcare provider”.
He will be representing the brand in all its national campaigns for the next three years after he signed the deal. The group of hospitals is looking to expand its operations and enter into business in various areas in the northern, eastern and western regions of the country after having established its flagship hospitals in Bengaluru.
“It gives me immense pleasure to welcome eminent cricketer Rahul Dravid to the Manipal family. Dravid’s personality of being called ‘The Wall’ or ‘Mr. Dependable’ are the perfect traits that match our brand. Manipal has a rich lineage that goes back to almost 6 decades of being a Pioneer in offering healthcare services. We are committed towards patient centricity, ethical practices and excellent healthcare services to our patrons. We have no doubt that his association with us will not only enable us expand our presence but also chart new growth trajectories for the brand”, Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals said.
Rahul Dravid has emerged as a go-to person for several brands in the last few years. He has been the face of the government's tobacco control campaign and has also done campaigns with Max New York Life Insurance, Aptech, Gillette, Castrol, Bank of Baroda and Bengaluru FC.