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Dr. B.R.Shetty  [ Mangalorean Star: October, 2005 ]

Dr. B.R.Shetty

Dr. B. R. Shetty
Managing Director  & CEO
 
PERSONAL PROFILE:
 
• Founder & CEO of New Medical Centre Group of companies since 1975
• Chairman, Abu Dhabi Indian School 
• President, Abu Dhabi Cricket Council & Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Cricket Control Board 
• Founder & President of many Indian Business & Cultural organizations 
• Founder Patron of Toastmasters Intl. in the Emirates 
• Founder, Member and Vice President of the Swiss Business Council 
• Member of the Executive Panel of Dubai’s Pharmaceutical & Health Equipment Trading Business  Group under the Dubai Chamber of Commerce &Industry 
• Invited by Harvard Business School to attend Owner/PresidentManagement program 
• Recipient of many National & International Awards and distinctionsfor significant contribution to pharma Industry 
• Conferred Doctorate Degree by Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
 
 
With a degree in clinical pharmacy and a few dollars in his pocket, Dr.B.R Shetty left the shores of his motherland for the United Arab Emirates, in 1972. True to his enterprising nature, Dr. Shetty saw immense potential for growth in this desert land. Though employed, his entrepreneurial spirit spurred him to start up a business of his own and New Medical Centre was founded in 1973.
 
His initiative, dynamism, and hard work are instrumental in the growth of this small clinic  into the healthcare conglomerate it is today. Providing cutting edge diagnostic facilities with medical and surgical specialties, its international credibility is acknowledged by the ISO 9001-2000 Certification of the New Medical Centre Hospital Abu Dhabi. The state of the art NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, with its network of branches in Dubai & Sharjah and National Hospital & New National Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi stands tall among its peers in the Region treating over a million patients a year.    
 
The quality of medical services will be further enriched with one more state-of-the-art multi-super specialty in Dubai at an outlay of over Dhs. 100 million. The gamut of businesses has been expanding and flourishing due to his incomparable ability of trust in his people and delegation to professionals.
 
With his legendary foresight and vision, Dr. Shetty saw an opportunity in financial remittances in UAE where majority of the expatriate population sent their hard earned money back home. He set up the UAE Exchange Centre, the financial arm of the Group has given a different dimension to the remittance services in the Region. With over 250 offices, and over 115 correspondent bankers worldwide, the outward remittance amounts to nearly US$ 8 million per day. UAE Exchange is one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East offering Money Exchange and Remittance services all over the world. Keeping up with the latest developments in technology, the UAE Exchange Centre  provides secure money transfers globally on the mobile phone. 
 
Dr. Shetty also venture with extraordinary success into the Trading in Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Medical & Scientific  equipment, Consumer Cosmetics, and Foodstuff. He further diversified into Information Technology, Hospitality, Advertising & Public Relations, Financial Services, Gold & Diamond Jewellery, Real Estate, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. 
 
The Trading Division among other credits has created excellent infrastructure for Pharmaceutical, FMCG and Foodstuff distribution, complemented by a chain of pharmacies under the NMC banner. The next natural step was a backward integration into a state-of-the-art Pharmaceutical manufacturing plant – Neopharma inaugurated by Hon’ble President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi, UAE with product licensing from ParkeDavis-Pfizer,USA & Ranbaxy and many internationally renowned pharmaceutical companies, offering quality medicines at affordable prices.
 
Dr. Shetty has now embarked on the path of Innovation and Technology in the fields of Nanotechnology, Bio-technology and Cell Therapy and Tissue Culture.
 
True it his belief in corporate social responsibility, Dr. Shetty takes his job as a citizen of the world to heart.  He serves on various committees and has contributed notably during times of natural disasters and to the Cancer Foundation run by the famous cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan.  He is also a member of various international business councils based in the UAE, and has been awarded on numerous occasions for his contributions to both business and charity.  
 
He is now on the member of the Advisory Board (Financial Sector) Economic Department, Government of Dubai, UAE and the Pharmaceutical Committee Dubai. This is  a prestigious assignment, reaffirming his visionary approach in the field of financial services. Presiding over the huge conglomerate does not deter him from finding time for humanitarian causes. He finds time to ably manage the largest  community school in the Region besides being member of various International Groups. His hilanthropic approach and contribution to the society in general has brought him great laurels. Besides heading several social organizations, he is the founder and Patron of Indian Pharmaceutical Forum in the Emirates. In their latest endeavor the members of this Pharmaceutical forum have ventured into creating an Eco-friendly Health Tourist Resort in Kerala.
 
Dr. Shetty also takes an active interest in cricket, and was recently appointed, President of the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council, by a special decree of the Royal Family.  He is also a patron to many cultural forums, and actively supports the cultural scene in the UAE through sponsorships.
 
Dr. Shetty has been honored with the Karnataka Government Rajyotsava Award, the Rainbow Laurel Award instituted by the former Maharaja of Travancore, the Dharmadarshi from Sri Krishna Mutt, Udupi, the PhD degree by the prestigious Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. In a glittering function held in Mumbai, India, he was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to Healthcare Sector by International Medical Integration Council. India Social Centre, Abu Dhabi, conferred him with the ‘Best Businessman of the year’ award. The London Institute of NRIs awarded him with Arch of Gold Award. He is also the recipient of the Pravasi Karma Ratna Award, the third Indian to be so honored.
 
Dr. Shetty also renders a helping hand to  the poor and needy all over the world. Millions of US Dollars have been donated in aid of natural calamities in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa in India, Turkey, Bangladesh and Palestinian State and Imran Khan's Cancer Hospital in Pakistan.
 
His Message to Mangalorean.com readers:
 
Dr. B R Shetty says that if you have a strong will, commitment and determination you can achieve anything and everything, conditional that you have a dream and a vision.  And to make this dream a reality you need to have the necessary armour and tools.  Work hard towards achieving your goals and climb the ladder of success. The sky is the limit.  When you have reached the pinnacle of success do not forget your roots.  He concludes by making the words of Robert Frost (Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening) the well known poet his very own. And I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.   
 
 Positions Held in Social/Business Organisations/Associations:

1. Chairman of Board of Governors of Abu Dhabi Indian School, the largest community school in UAE with strength of over 3500 students.

2. President, Abu Dhabi Cricket Council, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Cricket Control Board.
By a special decree of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Dr.Shetty is appointed as the President of both Abu Dhabi Cricket Council & Abu Dhabi Cricket Control Board. The Cricket council looks after the day to day running of the sport in Abu Dhabi and the Cricket Control Board has been
constituted by the Government to successfully implement the plan of building and manage the first international cricket stadium in Abu Dhabi.

3. Executive Committee & Selection Committee Member of the Emirates Cricket Board. This Board is the controlling body for cricket in UAE. The UAE team plays many international tournaments and also qualified to participate in the World Cup.

4. Vice Chairman of Municipal Council - At the age of 23, elected as Vice Chairman of the Municipal Council in my home state in India. For this I successfully contested and won the elections on an opposition party ticket.

5. Founder Member & Vice Chairman of Business & Social Activities committee of the Indian Business & Professional Group. This group is a registered body in Abu Dhabi, UAE and promotes the business and professional interest of the Indian Community in the region.

6. Executive Committee Member, Economic Committee of the Indian Business & Professional Council, Dubai. This is a forum for the businessmen and professionals of Dubai and acts as a mouthpiece for the economic and business interests of the Indian expatriate community in India as well as the UAE.

7. Vice President, Swiss Business Council – Besides being the founder member, has been nominated by the Swiss Ambassador to UAE as the first Vice President of the Council. The prime activity of the council is to promote the trade between Switzerland and UAE.

8. Founder Member of the
- Australian Business Council
- Canadian Business Council
- Netherlands Business Group
- Philippines Business Council

9. Member of the Advisory Board (Financial Sector), Economic Department, Government of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

10. Member of the Consultative Committee (Foreign Investors), AbuaDhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

11. Member of the following Business Groups:

- American Business Group
- British Business Group
- German Business Group

12. Patron of the following Associations:
a. Abu Dhabi Concert Committee, Abu Dhabi (This organisation is dedicated for organising Western Classical Orchestra and concerts)
b. Soorya Film & Cultural Society, Kerala, India (The only patron apart from the Chief Minister of the State)
c. The Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Abu Dhabi, UAE
d. Karnataka Sangha, UAE
e. Bunts Association, UAE
f. Toastmasters International, UAE
 
Professional:

Invited by prestigious Harvard Business School, USA to pursue a three module Owner/President Management Program (OPM 1998-99) exclusively designed for the Owners & Chief Executives of Multinational Corporations.

Participant in short course for the Top Executives in Harvard Business
School, USA on “Is your company Internet ready?” in July 2000
 
Awards: 
 
2005 In a glittering function held in Mumbai, India, he was honored with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to Healthcare Sector by International Medical Integration Council.

2005 Conferred Doctoral Degree (PhD) by Georgia State University,
Atlanta, USA.

2005 Pravasi Bharati Association conferred Pravasi Karma Ratna Award the 3rd Indian to be conferred this award. The earlier recipients are Mr. E K Nayanar, Ex-Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr.M.M.Hassan, Minister for NRI Affairs, Govt. of Kerala, India.

2004 NRI Institute International presented an Achievers’ Award for outstanding achievements as an NRI.

2004 India Social Centre, Al Ain conferred an Award for Successful Career and Contribution to the Indian Community.

2004 Best Businessman of the Year award was conferred by India Social Centre, Abu Dhabi for outstanding contribution.

2004  Specialist Award in Pharma conferred by Arab Health Middle East for being the Best Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility in Middle East.

2004 Awarded Pioneer in Patient Care Award by Philips for introducing the advanced & latest medical diagnostics in UAE.

2004 Award for Outstanding contribution to Trade and Commerce by General Academy of Education, Manipal, India

2003 Award by Federation of Indian Association, New York, USA, for accomplishments in business and distinguished services as a Philanthropist to the Indian Community worldwide.

2002 Conferred Honorary Life Membership by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He is the only NRI, to have this distinction.

2002 Conferred the title ‘Dharmadarshi’ by the Shree Krishna Matha, Udupi, and Karnataka, India.

2000 Selected as outstanding NRI for the month of December by NRIWORLD.com

1998 The only Indian who has been honoured with the Award for Life.Time Achievement for dedicated advancement of the cause of Pharmacists and Pharmacies in the Arab World on the Occasion of the historic joint event of the 17th Asian Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences and 50th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress.

1998 Received the first ever Indo-Arab Award from the Trivandrum based Indo-Arab Cultural Society for the top Non-Resident India for his unstinted support to humane cause.

1998  Received “Man Patra” from Delhi Karnataka Sangha for social service to humanity.

1997 The inaugural Rainbow Laurel Award instituted jointly by 3 organisations from the Govt. of Kerala was conferred upon by the Maharaja of Travancore for excellence in business and selfless involvement in community development & philanthropic activities. The selection was done on the basis of an independent survey of over 500 Non Resident Indians across the Middle East.

1997 The highest social recognition by the Government of Karnataka - Karnataka Rajyotsava Award was awarded for creative and constructive contribution to the development of the State within and outside India.

1996 Award by the Government of Emirate of Ajman, UAE for service to humanity.

1995 Award for International Quality for NMC Hospital from Trade Leaders Club, Spain for outstanding international quality.

1995 Karnataka Malla International Award

1994 Conferred the Arch of India Gold Award by the NRI Institute, London for the outstanding NRI business person.

1993 Declared Man of the Year (1992) by the NRI Institute London at the 11th International India-NRI Conference held at London. The award, presented by India's High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. L.M.Singhvi, was for outstanding personal achievements and contribution towards the promotion of national integration and international understanding.

1992 Received the Vikas Ratna Award from International Friendship Society of India for exceptional excellence in the field of chosen endeavor.

Honoured & Felicitated by the Bunts Sangha, Bombay (1992) to express their gratitude for the noble cause of social service, industry and medical service to the community.

1992 Received the International Excellence Award (1991) at London, from the NRI Institute, Delhi.

1989 Was nominated as Significant Achiever by Gulf News. The nomination was for high performance, pursuing excellence and gaining success against all odds.

1979 Was awarded Honorary Citizenship to the City of New Orleans, U.S.A.

1966 - 1973 Was elected as Municipal Councillor for Udupi at the tender age of 23. He has Served the Municipal Council as Vice President for two terms.
 
Family

• Married to Dr. Chandrakumari R Shetty and blessed with four children i.e., three daughters & one son. Dr. (Mrs.)Chandrakumari R Shetty is the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer of NMC Healthcare business.

• Eldest daughter Neema has completed Dentistry in India & is the topperin her college with distinction and married to Dr. Sharad who has topped the list in Post-Graduate Doctorate in Cardiology from Bombay University. Dr.Neema has done her Post Graduation in Hospital
Management in Australia and Dr. Sharad after successfully completing his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Australia has moved to pursue Fellowship in Intrventional Cardiology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.

• Second daughter Reema has graduated in Business Management from Boston University and joined NMC as Director.  She is also a CEO of C-Sam Dataline FZE, UAE a joint venture between NMC Group and C-Sam. She is also the Director of Neocare.

• Third daughter, Seema has also graduated in Management from the prestigious Boston University, USA and joined NMC as a Director. She spearheads many other businesses.

• Youngest son, Binay graduated in Management Information Systems from the Boston University and has earned a place in the prestigious Dean’s list for outstanding academic achievements. He has joined NMC as a Director recently.

Mangalorean.com wishes Dr. B. R. Shetty all the very best in his future endeavors!


Submitted by Thomas Sequeira and photographs by Claude Fernandes –Mangalorean.com Team

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haridas, India :
Most reverend Sir,
With regards I submit that I am really impressed reading your profile, and may I have the honor for a meeting at your convenience?
Also submit that my daughter;BSc nurse presently working with RCC seek an opportunity in any gulf country hospital as nurse under your esteemed command. May I also request for your honors e mail id to enable me forward her resume.
my email id: haridasmv2000@yahoo.com
Jamal Al sadi, Canada :
Hello Mr shetty,
Once again Iam really so glad to add a few sentences,expressed my respect and appreciation to your honour,I knew you for a long time ago,since when i was a chief marine engineer in ADNOC and superintendt eng in Mutawa Marine,also I am abrother to Mr Mustafa Alsadi your fellow in your business.
Hopefuly very soon,i will be completing my phD in material-Mech.Eng.I will be ready for any service, might i can submitted to you, to express my respect to your character
with Best Regards,

Jamal Al sadi
PhD Mech EnG.Candidate
UOIT-University
Toronto-oshawa-
Ontario-Canada
jamalalsadi@hotmail.com
PRADEEP BHANDARY, India :
Sir myself PRADEEP BHANDARY from MANGLORE and i m a MEDICAL CODER studied in BANGLORE MEDICAL COLLEGE and RI. I am Looking job in gulf if any vacancies in ur clinic kindly let me know Sir. please help me and give me your big hand..

GOOD TO SEE THIS SIR . I AM IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PROFILE SIR . IF I CAN MEET WITH YOU ONCE IT WILL BE MY PLEASURE

Thanks & Regards,

Pradeep Bhandary
Medical Record Technician (Coder)
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
mailforjob14@gmail.com
Dinakar Shetty, India :
Dear Sir,

I have 9 years experience in the field of procurement,Supply Chain.

let me knwo know sir, if any vacancy for me a suitable post,

I have valid passport.

Please send me your mail id, i will forward to my updated CV.

My Mail Id: dinakar1980@yahoo.co.in


Thanks and Regards
Dinakar Shetty
Cell : +9 1 -9611873607
Bangalore
India.
D
Damodara , India :
My name is Damodara presently I am unemployee I have 9 years experience in accounting job.
damodarashettigar@gmail.com
krushna pradhan, India :
hii sir,, i would like to inform to you that ,am krushna chandra pradhan having 10 yrs, exp, in pharmaceutical manufacturing company.

let me knwo know sir, if any vacancy for me a suitable post,

krushna pradhan
production -manager
pharmalliance, alger
pradhanjeeta@gmail.com
lijo john , Oman:
DEAR SIR WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALWAYS WITH YOU ..... .........
LIJOJOHN
OMAN AND UAEEXCHAGE
KHASAB BRANCH
unnikrishnan, India :
long live and very best wishes...
Dr.Nandeesh.V. Consultant Nephrologist., India :
Dear Sir
I had read all about you. You are a great achiever of present generation.
I wish to work in your NMC HEALTHCARE as a Nephrologist. so if there is a vacancy please help me.

drnandeeshv@gmail.com
VIKRAMSINGH,KARNATAKA STATE, India :
:
Hello Mr Shetty Sir, Where ever you go you are like the sun shining every where..like the moon lighting all darkness.
I am about to complete my phD in Economics in Growth of Daliths in afew months, After complition of my education I am in need of your help and to serve in your estmeed institutions plese help me and give me your big hand.
Best Regards,
Ammu, Oman:
MY Excellency Please read below artical from Indian School Muscat..
we are common people... kidly do needful
and Investicate Mr, Tony Alexander (BOD Charman - Indian schools Muscat)regarding this issue..
We Want Our Principal

Indian School Muscat (ISM) principal Achuthan Madhav. Photo - Times of Oman


Dear Sir/Madam,
I wish to submit all the facts and events related to my resignation, as they unfolded.

On Wednesday (22nd May), I was called to the BOD office, where the Chairman of the Board of Directors, another director Mr. Michael Arul and Education Advisor Mr. Mathew Abraham, were present. They asked me the following:

1) To explain about the prefect elections in the Middle school. And why two students were included in the selection apart from the elected ones in the middle classes?

As there is no written guideline on this matter, the Principal sets the process. I explained the procedure that in the beginning of the session, we ask children of the class to elect their prefects (1 Boy, 1 Girl). If there are other talented children in the class who are good in Academics, Sports, Dance, Music, Quiz, and good in behavior, then some of these are also nominated as prefect from the class who may be used for the service as library prefects, floor duty prefects, sports prefects, etc. as the need arises. Besides this we have also introduced a system whereby students receiving 4 good chits (recognizing their good work) from the academic staff. Essentially the matter is clearly within the Principal\'s prerogative to execute.

As a matter of normal practice, used for communicating with my staff, I asked the Vice Principal of Middle Section to include the names of certain students. Such students should automatically fall under the nominated category at the end of the elected list in each class. The VP Middle and his colleague carried out the selection process in cognizance of the accepted norm and compiled the list of prefects along with the respective class teachers.

2) The BOD members also asked me why changes were made in class teacher\'s original list of prefects at the time of submission to the BOD.

I explained that these are internal school documents which are simply used for preparing and finalizing the prefect names (both elected and nominated) for investiture ceremony. I originally received a master list of names and these documents were not shared with me. Such papers are typically discarded in schools after recording the results. In this specific case these were retained by the staff for reasons unknown to me. I was also surprised when the BOD specifically requested for these documents.

Upon the request from BOD, I asked VP Middle section and election officer to provide the needed details for the BOD submission. Upon observing the documents for the first time, I noticed that there was incorrect order in one of the submissions. As I was asked to submit the documents immediately to BOD and it was late in the evening I personally corrected the document error before submitting to the BOD as the sequence in which the result in the girl category was wrongly recorded by the teacher. Prima-facie it implied that they were all elected while the fact is that serial no. 2 and 3 were the nominated prefects. Serial no. 2 nominated by the Principal and Serial no. 3 by another staff. I felt it appropriate to list the nominated students also in sequence of their votes received. Upon correction the list was submitted to the BOD.

The Chairman and Mr. Michael Arul asked me that to close the matter; I should submit a written explanation whereby I should accept the changes to the document as my mistake. I received a written reminder for this on the 26th of May asking me to ensure that the apology letter is delivered to the BOD office by noon time on the following day (27th May). I did submit the document the next day and thought the matter was closed as promised.

Despite the fact that the BOD were in possession of a few SMS messages that the VP Middle had shared with them, no other questions were raised in personal enquiry. These messages were my personal instructions to the VP Middle section which were disclosed without my knowledge. Now in hindsight this was carried out with the intentions to malign my reputation.

Unexpectedly and without stating the agenda, I was called at 8pm on 10th June, to join the ongoing BOD meeting and asked the following questions:

(i) Why you included the additional prefects and why you changed the order of names in the list.
As I had already submitted an apology, I was left speechless as I could not understand the reason I was once again being questioned in front of the Board members. I admitted my \'mistake\' as I had already submitted a letter of explanation to that regard and mentioned that I shall not repeat.

(ii) They asked me if there was any pressure from anyone in the SMC to include the names as prefects.

I said \"I swear that honestly no SMC member has pressurized me and it was my personal action.\"

(iii) They then asked me if I sent any SMS to VP middle section.

I was thoroughly shocked at this unexpected question and took few seconds to recollect and said yes. I replied that every day several SMS communications are carried between my colleagues for the day to day functioning of the school. While I confirmed sending the SMS to VP Middle section, I could notice that I was now being framed.

At this stage I wish to inform you sir, that the enquiry was started in a covert way by the Educational advisor when on the pretext of replicating the prefect election process in other interior schools he took permission to visit the middle section to go through the procedures. Once again this was done in consultation with the same VP from middle section.

(iv) Then the Chairman asked me why on ISM Calendar Swami Vivekananda\'s photo was embossed? Did you take the permission from the BOD or SMC?

I explained that Swami Vivekananda is an inspirational leader to students and hence I included his photo. Likewise, next year we will have other inspirational leaders like Mother Theresa, Abdul Kalam, etc.

I further explained that normally SMC approves the school number of working dates, summer and winter holidays in the academic committee meeting but the design of the calendar, Quotes, the events, tests, exams and front cover of the diary are my responsibility. I take full responsibility of the cover and discuss with school approved printer, so that the school dairy is ready for distribution to parents by April each year.

(v) Mr. Arul Michael asked me if any SMC member\'s children were shifted from afternoon to morning.

I replied yes I did shift the wards of SMC members as per stipulated criteria for siblings or upon receiving instructions from the superiors.

No further questions were asked and the Chairman stated that the BOD found these actions unacceptable and wants me to resign. I pleaded with the members present that I have worked very hard 24x7 for the school and that they please allow me to continue for the remaining few months of the existing academic year and retire honorably. With the hope that they will be kind toward these minor issues I once again said sorry and promised to be careful in my working.

I was asked to wait in the adjacent office. After sometime, the Vice Chairman and Mr. Michael Arul came with two other members and stated that the BOD has decided that I must resign immediately stating health or personal reasons.

I mentioned that this is extremely serious for me and I wish to discuss this with my wife before taking action. The BOD stated that if I do not submit the resignation by 8:30am the next morning, they will send a termination notice by 9am.

One BOD member said that I better resign now; otherwise the consequences will be very bad. We will write to CBSE about this and even the Govt. Of India National Award will be withdrawn. It will spoil your name as academician, so quietly submit your resignation.

I was in tears and was terrified and I controlled it. I came home and discussed this with my wife. Next day morning Tuesday 11th June, I submitted the resignation at 8.30 am to the BOD office and they accepted the resignation immediately.

I assure everybody that these are the real facts.
Yours sincerely,

Achuthan Madhav
zikriya ansari mohammed, India :
GOOD TO SEE THIS SIR . I AM IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PROFILE SIR . IF I CAN MEET WITH YOU ONCE IT WILL BE MY PLEASURE
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MY MAIL ID IS zikdxb@hotmail.com
Renita Rebello, UAE:
hi Sir myself Renita and i m a staff nurse studied in father muller institution mangalore. I am Looking job in gulf if any vacancies in ur clinic kindly let me know Sir. Presently i am on visit visa... Tx you Sir
Vasudev Avadhani , India :
Phenomenal article on BR Shettty\'s achievements. He makes every Indian proud! He should be homoured wirh a PADMA SHREE award by Governemnt of India for his tremondous contribution!

I was in Abu Dhabi for a few days and had the honour of meeting Shri BR Shetty for a few moments as he was waiting for his car to go to his office.

Even though the meeting lasted for a few minutes it was memorable for two reasons

1. I was stuck by his sheer humility, no airs and no sign of superiority.

2. His face had empathy and goodness of human character written all over and it is a lesson for all young and old people as to how not to get corrupted by fame, achievement and wealth and be grounded all the time.

I wish him and his family all the best in bringing the Indian diasporas' status even higher in Middle East through his vision and social responsibility acts of providing good schools, good medical healthcare, good and healthy organic food and supporting Indian ayurdedic and other Pharma comapnies to expand in the Middle East!

Vasudev Avadhani
NITK Alumni 1973 batch
devavadhani@gmail.com
Bangalore




Tushar, India :
Great legand of business,

sir i also want to be like u.
Am looking job in gulf is there any vacancy plz let me know.

Tushar
education qualification.:
b.pharm mba marketing.
1 year seles exp in abbott india.

Mob no ; 7588589018.

Email id : tushar_nanded@rediffmail.com
Manjunath , India :
Dr. B. R. Shetty

Great person sir,
I am not geting words to aprise, reading your profile. i heard about by One my Best friend works in Abu dhabi on deputation from India (Bangalore) for 2 years.

I heard you celebrate every Indian festival over there and also u invite every one for the festival. its nice reading your profile and i am really geting inspiration and want to meet you in Life journey.

thanks thanks thanks
you are one of the real hero of (Udupi) Karnataka, India.
Prabhakar Shetty Bangalore, India :
Dear Dr B R Shetty
yOUR life is Very much inspiring . Shri B R Shetty's success story is a lesson for all Indians, particularly for Mangaloreans. His life will be inspiring and guiding force to me and help to achieve my goals in life. I wish to meet him personaly and get infinite positivity.

Thank you

prabhakar shetty
Bangalore
Jamal Alsadi, Canada :
Hello Mr Shetty,
God bless your family.
Hope to meet you so soon after My graduation of my phD in Material Mechanical Engineering, hopefully will be on the end of this year.

jamalalsadi@hotmail.com
Canada-Ont-Toronto
Teaching assistnat in University of UOIT
Best Wishes,
Kiran, India :
All the best for your future projects sir,

Hope you give more and more jobs for people especially from karnataka.
Chethan, India :
Namaskara Sir,

Neevu kannada thayiya varaputhra, nimmanthavara seve kannada nadige beku.

Thayi bhuvaneshwari mathe nimage olleyadannu madali.

SATHISH SHETTY, UAE:
manglore ka shaan hi B.R SHETTY
Farook sheikh , India :
Hats off to this achievement and May God Bless Dr BRS & his family and all members of ISC............. farooksheikh11@gmail.com
Farook sheikh , India :
Hats off to this achievement and May God Bless Dr BRS & his family and all members of ISC............. farooksheikh11@gmail.com
Ramakrishna Thirthahalli, India :
Hattsoff....!!!

Great man of world.

ram.dhasha@gmail.com
DILEEP D NAYAK, India :
MY SELF DILEEP D NAYAK FROM MANGALORE.
CONGRATULATION SIR.

nayakdileep10@yahoo.com

THANKING YOU
ram, India :
great personality in the world
Jamal Alsadi, Canada :
Hello Mr Shetty,
Where ever you go you are like the sun shining every where..like the moon lighting all darkness.
I am about to complete my phD in mechaical Engineering-material with A+,few months to go,If you need any assit ,we are all ready to compensate one percent to what ever you deserved.
special regards to my brother Mustafa
Best Regards,
jamal alsadi
Teaching assistant/Research Assistant
UOIT-University
Oshawa-Canada
rahana, India :
it is really a light house for youngsters.
Avinash, India :
Dr.B.R.Shetty is a person who can be a role model for others. Really, all youngsters should follow his way of hardwork, dedication
Premanath Shetty, UAE:
Dr B.R Shetty is the courageous man and he created his own business empire.Now feeding to thousands of families.That blessings only enough for him.
Diksha shetty, India, India :
Hatts off 2 u Mr.B.R.SHETTY.U HAV NT ONLY MADE BUNTS COMMUNITY PROUD OF URSELF BT ALSO INDIA. I truely respect u and the work u hav done. I hav seen u in a party and its my luck dat u were in dat party. Being such a big man Ur nature is so down 2 earth. Ur smiling face, the way u interact with people is amazing. I am just 16 yrs old i hav a entire lyf 4 me and 4me u r d inspiration. I really wish 2 be like u one day n hopefully i wil be..
DR. GOPALKRISHNA C R, India :
hats off to this achievement.
SUKESH RAI, India :
Dr. Bavaguthu raghurama shetty in short Dr. B.R.Shetty, one of the successful businessman..Life is short and this short time we have to achieve something good like Dr. B.R.Shetty.. and i proud to say that am also part of NMC.

jamal alsadi, Canada :
Hello Dr Shetty

How are you.

First of all I would like to introduce my self jamal Alsadi-brother of Mustafa-Tariq saloon-owned to NMC.
Also I would like to thank Mr shetty, I knew him, while he maintain visted my brother in his barbour shop,I taik with many times, and really i am so proud with his treated with normal people, his behaviour, his cooperations with other, and finally i am proud in his success, i hope my self also do some thing similar to him.

God luck to Dr shetty..really we love this man..really i hope to serve him one day just because he deserved that.

Thank you&Best Regards
DR. gopala krishna, India :
hats off sir.....very very interesting saga story of achievement. it is still a mystery that what made him to become such an aggressive enterprising person? what is that little thing in his life made him to be the present one? the name of our state and the country is upheld at all times by such humble personalities.

in fact like any ones dream, Im eager to join his band in his health care fundaa as a front line manager, can you please provide his email ID please. Ive been in health care industry for the past 25 years in karnataka. dr. shetty is my Idol and I want to achieve at least 0.1% of his oceanic performance.

thanks and bye. I pray the ALmighty to give still more power to dr. shetty to carry on his mission to serve the man kind.

DR. gopalkrishna
gopalruby@gmail.com
9342111957
mysore
B.RAJSHEKAR, Bahrain :
Am an ex employee of NMC. Through this forum wish Dr B R Shetty and his family all the best. Am proud to have worked for this prestigious organization.
Prithesh R S, India :
hats of to you sir....
we all are proud of you....
wish you all the best in all future endeavors!!!!!!!!
Sudheer Kotian, India :
Congragulations Sir.

Sudheer Kotian
Belvai
Moodbidri
Mangalore
sudheerbelvai@gmail.com
Suresh/vani/suraj, India :
Wow, congratulations, u r all over the news papers in English & kannada. We r proud that u r one of us

Warm regards
suresh/vani/suraj
SRINIVASABANGALORE, India :
NAMASKARA MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TOPNALLI NAMMAHUDUGA TODAYS HEADLINES IN VIJAYA KARNATAKA ON BECOMING THE PROUD OWNER OF BURZ KALIFA NO 100 TH FLOOR AND 141 TH FLOOR OFFICE WHICH BRINFS ENORMOUS NAME AND FAME AS PER NUMEROLOGY AND PROUD BEING THE FIRST KANNADIGA TO REACH TO SUCH AN HIGH LEVEL I HOPE TO MEET HIM AT THE EARLIEST IF I AM CALLED TO SPEND TO SOME TIME WITH SUCH AN IMP PERSONALITY TO GIVE SOME OF MY SUGGESSTIONS MY EMAIL ID Srinivasabk@rediffmail.com
S.V.Natarajan, India :
DR. Shetty"s achievements are highly
commendable that too done outside Homeland.
May his perseverance continue to help
him bring more laurels to INDIA
T S Iyer (Ex-ISC_AUH), USA :
Dear Mr Thomas Sequeria.
Many thanks for the write up of Dr. BRS

A very impressive achievements of Dr.Dr.BRS. Many Indians like us has come to UAE in 1972 and still serving there & some already left. But what beloved Dr. BRS could achieve is something really Great and to be appreciated.

Please note & add he is also the Patron of IDEA-UAE. We are in Boston near Harvard for the last 4 months on vacation & expected to return to India by Sept-2008.

May God Bless Dr BRS & his family and all members of ISC.
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