Dr M Shantaram Shetty

Dr M Shantaram Shetty

Describing personalities like Dr M Shantaram Shetty can pose to be a real challenge for a profile writer. Especially when the profile is plentiful with numerous achievements that are backed by a selfless service to the society not just in Medicine, but also in Education, Social Service, Philanthropy based on the bedrock of profound knowledge, the challenge can be daunting.

Dr Shetty arrived at these dizzying heights of his career by sheer dint of hard work, conscientious study and genuine concern for social causes. A perfect bedside manner, erudite talks on various subjects, seamless command over the lingua franca and a penchant for perfection in every aspect of life are the hall marks of Dr. Shetty’s persona.

Following are a few facts that highlights of Dr. Shetty’s personality:

Prof. Dr M. Shantaram Shetty, M.B.B.S., M.S. (Ortho), F.I.C.S. (Ortho), F.I.A.M.S, was born on 14th April 1942 to (late) Mrs Vishalakshi & Mr Tejappa Shetty. Dr Shantharam Shetty has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His early education began in a convent school. Post completion of his college degree at St. Aloysius College Mangalore, he pursued his MBBS degree at the Government Medical College, Mysore, and passed out with honors in 1964. Subsequently, he joined the Delhi University in 1970 for his MS (Ortho) and became a full-fledged Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in 1975, and Fellow of International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FIAMS) in 1976.

Dr Shantaram Shetty has more than 35 years of teaching experience. He joined as a Professor and became the Head of the Orthopedics Department and went on to become the Director of Post Graduate Studies at Kasturba Medical College, (KMC) Mangalore and has rendered more than 20 years of yeomen service.

Presently, he is the first Vice Chancellor of the new Nitte University and also the Vice Chairman of the Nitte Education Trust. He was the Dean of the K S Hegde Medical Academy and retired from KSHEMA in 2007. He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon of international repute, a teacher par excellence and an able administrator. He is a visiting Professor at various universities in the U.S.A., U.K., Germany and India. Dr. M. Shantharam Shetty is a postgraduate examiner for various Indian Universities and the National Board of Examinations. He is also an inspector of the National Board and MCI. He was the President of the Canara Orthopedic Association of South Indian States in 2003.

He has presented scientific research papers at National and International conferences and has also Co-authored the book ‘Reversal of Heart Disease-Research Facts and Program’. According to Dr Shantaram Shetty, this study reveals that yoga, the science of living, can be effectively used to maintain a healthy and balanced life.

The Tejasvini Hospital and Shantharam Shetty Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SSIOT) were started by Prof. (Dr) M Shantharam Shetty, with an aim to provide specialized state-of-the-art orthopedic care to all patients irrespective of their economic status.

Dr Shantaram Shetty is renowned in his field that he regularly receives patients from West Asia. He has performed numerous successful knee replacements, one such on Mahmuda Anwar, wife of Bangladesh Minister for Agriculture M.K. Anwar, who had osteoarthritis.


He has trained more than 300 postgraduate students in Orthopaedics both M.S.(Ortho.), D.Orth. and DNB candidates apart from regular undergraduate teaching.

Has presented more than 150 scientific papers in National, state and International Conferences and published 15 of them.

Has delivered 40 CME lectures all around the country including 5 orations at National and state levels.

Has been and is the visiting Professor of various Universities in the U.S.A., U.K., Germany and various Indian Universities.

He is the Post Graduate examiner to various Indian Universities and National Board Examiner and Inspector, National Board and Medical Council of India.

Was the Senate and Academic Council Member – Mangalore University – 3 years

Was the Chairman of Board of Studies MAHE University 1995-98  Has been an Inspector for Medical Council of India & the DNB Board

Administrative posts held:

Lions Governor – District – 324-D-1995-96
President – Vocational Rehabilitation Centre- since 1980
President D.K. Handicapped Association since 1990
Past President Karnataka Orthopaedic Association – 1985
President – Canara Orthopaedic Association since 1990-2003.
Project Director of Lions Artificial Limb Centre which has provided 65,000 artificial appliances till now to the physically handicapped.
President of Orthopaedics Association of South Indian Surgeons comprising of 5 southern states – 2003-2004.

Honors and Awards: He has received more than 25 awards from various organizations. However, only some are mentioned below:

Been nominated as AO Trustee (Switzerland) an international organization for treatment and research in trauma represented by 76 countries. 2nd South Indian Orthopaedic Surgeon to be nominated in its 24 yrs history.

Been Chairman for Foreign Fellowship Committee of Indian Orthopaedic Association

2004 – Vandana award from Rotary for meritorious service in the field of Medicine.
2000 – Rotary Vocational Service award
1999 – Indian Medical Association Award
1996 – International Presidents Medallion for work for Lionism – 1999
1996 – The Press Governor award
1996 – International Lion Presidents Award for Leadership
1996 – AADO Fellowship to Netherlands and U.K.
1995 – Indian Medical Association Award for meritorious service
1995 – International Presidents Medallion for 100% Governor
1985 – 1996 International Lions President Award
1991 – Karnataka Rajyotsava Award of meritorious service in the field of Medicine
1990 – International President Appreciation Award (Second time)
1989 – Ranawat Fellowship – U.S.A.
1985 – International President Appreciation Award for the work for Physically handicapped.
1983 – AO Fellowship to Germany
1978- Best paper award in a national conference at Udaipur


  • Was an Indian delegate of AO advance course in Switzerland in 1983 and 2000.
  • Was an AO fellow in West Germany in 1985.
  • Served as a Post-graduate examiner in Orthopedics to various universities since 1975.
  • Been a member of the senate and academic council of Mangalore University for 3 years – 1984-86.
  • Been the Chairman, Board of Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE – deemed university), Manipal for 3 years 1992-95.
  • Been the Chairman – Foreign Fellowship Committee, Indian Orthopedic Association since 2001.
  • Been the Medical Council of India and the DNB Board inspector.
  • Served as a Project Director of the Lions Artificial Limb Centre at Mangalore since 1975 and has provided through the Centre more than 60,000 artificial appliances to the physically challenged.
  • Has conducted numerous medical camps in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasaragod districts.
  • Served as the President of Karnataka Orthopedic Association 1985, President of Canara Orthopedic Association since 1992 and was the president of Orthopedic Association of South Indian states 2003-04.
  • At present, he is the President of Indian orthopedic centre, which has more than 7600 orthopedic doctors.

President of Lions Club

President of Indian Medical Association (IMA), South Kanara branch, and  President of DK Physically Challenged Association.


The Lions International, considering his services to the physically challenged, has awarded the International President Appreciation Award twice – first in 1985 and then in 1990, and also the Lion of the Year in 1985.

The President of the Lions Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, which trains more than 50 physically challenged and economically backward students every year in typewriting, has been actively involved in various cultural and service organizations.

Other Insights:

Dr Shantaram Shetty’s role model is his teacher, Prof. Dr. Balu Shankar, who was the director of the health department of India.

Though Dr Shantaram Shetty is very busy with his profession, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, and watching sports whenever time permits.

While talking to us, he shared an incident with us – one that he would like to share with our readers:

Amongst his many patients, he had once treated a patient, who had been diagnosed with cancer. Later, the patient came up to him and said that he was cured of his terminal affliction! That was when Dr. Shetty realized that doctors can only treat patients, but it’s only God who truly heals them.

Dr. Shantaram Shetty’s message to our readers is as follows:

There is no alternative to hard work done with genuineness and it should be our endeavor to help others whenever we can. Each one of us should feel proud of our nation and do whatever we can in building up the formation of the nation.

Whilst speaking with Dr. Shetty he also reiterated that he is very proud to be a Mangalorean.

Mangalorean.com wishes Dr. Shantaram Shetty all the best in his future life and endeavors!


Mr Vasudeva, India :


Tony Pinto, India :

My brother aged 55 years got his one leg dislocated from the hip and operated in Govt.Hospital. But it was not successfull(few Years back). Now i would like to bring him to your hospital for operation. Please respond to me 9844679241 or tonypinto333@rediffmail.com
– Panambur, Mangalore.


Dr karibasappa Mathad V , India :
its very nice…all the best…sir u and your team..


Anita Panda, India :
Sir My father had met with a fracture in right hand wrist two months back nd after plaster removal, found wrong or non uniform joining or we can say overlap.
After concern wid doctors,found surgery chances of recovery is very less.
its request pl help Sir, gv hope gv suggestion.

Santhosh, India :
Dr. M Shantaram Shetty sir im suffering from leag keen and now getting totaly leg pain so im still 21aged now feeling to die for that pain so please give treatment for that sir contact no:-9972557666 email id:-scsanney35@gmail.com

Mohammed Azar, UAE :
A great Doctor.. very humble person.
As i have never met personally, i have heard from lot of my friends and family.
Great work Doctor. Hope you have a long life.


Dear Sir,

My mother is suffering from severe Back pain from past two weeks. pls give us an appointment to bring her to your clinic in mangalore. pls give ur contact details as well.


Salman Al-kadhem, Saudi Arabia:
From: wasim sadiq ali [mailto:wasim_kapu@yahoo.co.in]
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:55 AM
To: Ali, Vasim
Subject: Fw: Re: Medical Treatment

— On Sat, 21/2/15, tejasvini hospital wrote:

From: tejasvini hospital
Subject: Re: Medical Treatment
To: \”wasim sadiq ali\”
Date: Saturday, 21 February, 2015, 2:02 PM

Mr Wasim,

You can bring her on the 8th of April, at 5PM.
Mr Naveen Kumar Hegde
Tejasvini Hospital
Kadri Temple Road
Mangalore – 575 003
Ph: 0824-2880100

On 18 February 2015 at 16:40, wasim sadiq ali
wrote: Dear Doctor,

Dear Doctor,

I’m writing this e-mail on behalf of Mr. Salman Al Khadem, Saudi Arabia, Above said personnel has visited your hospital on 18-08-2014 with his wife Mrs Fathima A to you. She had been operated in Saudi before to her knee, & she is not able to move properly as she is having pain on her both legs, during their last visit you have advise them to take the medicine for 6 months, if there is no changes you have advise them to go under a surgery.
so kindly send me the Duration required and total cost estimated for the operation.


Fathima Raoof, Dubai, UAE:

Dear sir,

I AM suffering joint pain (right wrist) for 3 years.. I took MR I scanning..and Dr advice to take medicine for One year, but no change….. painkiller is the last option for me… now I heard about thejaswini hospital… now my hope is on this hospital plc give your reply on my mail .. so that I can share my reports….


Vinod Kumar, India :

Dear Sir,

Iam suffering L back pain more than last 5 yrs. As per MRI scan report My L1 L2 L3 disc prolapsed. I hear laproscopic surgery (key hole)in Tejassini hospital M’lore. Kindly advice me and give me the related details. expecting your valuable reply as soon as possible.



Ajith, India :
I am handicapped in leg plz help me.

Tel: 9482555530

Shahana Sayad, Kuwait:

I’m suffering from a very bad back pain from 2013 jan. I have consulted many doctors in India (goa). till now i cannot solve my problem. I got your contact through one of my friend in kuwait. I have compression in Vertebral (spine). If i can send my report i have MRI i took in May and the problem is same. At present i’m having very bad pain i cannot walk.
my email ID. Shahana@alhadabah.com/sahana.kw@gmail.com

Rajeevan T.K, India :

I have ankylosing spondilitis and pain in my hip joints. The doctor sugests surgery in hips so please give me appoint at earliest.

thanking you

Noorhasan, India :


can u please provide me the phone no of doctor as i want to contact the doctor as i am the patient as i have injury before 10 years by crane due to which my foot was affected and rotation flap was done to my foot as i have several pain in my leg so i want to talk to doctor about it.

thanks & rgds

Akindele Bamidele, Nigeria:

Hello Doctor,am from Nigeria Africa and it is my son that having problem with is right leg and he always raise it up and it is getting short and tin and please i want to know information about what to do and how i can bring him to india

Shibu P Yadav, Saudi Arabia:

Dear sir my shoulder dislocated two times now iam feeling very pain there is any success full treatmet.pls reply.

Sahir, India :
I want appointment with doctore this mont any date sir this is very urjent pls help me


Chandra, Singapore:
I want appointment with doctore 20 oct 14 at mangalore kmc.


Rohit shetty Padu, India :
Yeah proud to say in mangalore have famous bone specialist hospital.


Afzal Ali, India :
Need appointment i have neck pain plz reply soon.



Kavita Shriyan, India :

Warm greetings doctor.

My mother has polio. She met with an accident 4 yrs back. We had consulted many doctors in mumbai where she had been asked to get her leg operated.

I am though in a dilemma whether she would walk again considering thats a weak leg. Moreover no insurance company is covering her coz of the congenital condition.

Request your kind guidance considering your rich medical roots.

She is presently located in udupi.

Warm regards,
Kavita shriyan



I m his student.so much fascinated to see your profile sir. A great doctor and human being, a great personality he is my mentor and Dr Aladi sir manipal.
God bless u & long life ahead
Dr venugopal nayanar payyanur


Noorhasan, India :


i have a foot injury and want to know about the doctor as i have pain in my leg as i have sever injury due to crane due to which i lost my 2 finger of right leg and heel has being affected due to which rotation flap is being done to heel



Leena D’Souza, India :

My both the knees are paining very badly. I shown many doctors in Bombay, everybody says replace ment should be done.
So doctor it’s request give me appointment in September after 20th i am coming to mangalore, or give me your contact no.
Thanks doc.


need an appointment with the doctor
please send his contact no and email ID



Dinesh Y S, India :
how can I get oppointment ? can u please help me. dineshyscesc@gmail.com. mob 9986785279


Ajith Kumar, India :
very kindness.THANK U.


Salman, Saudi Arabia:
he is the great person uniquely created by god .. one of the best doctor in the world . we love u doctor. i was one of patient in 2012


Mark, Algeria :
he is great
Tomy George,Mangalore, India :
A great Doctor A healer and a champion in orthopaedics


Mohammed Javid, India :
Hello Doctor,

I am from kasargod kerala.
I have been trying to get an appointment for a month.
Iam suffering from bowlegg .so kindly provide your contact number
or clinic number.

saquib.byndoor, Saudi Arabia:
Thousand Salutes Sir.


Najeeb Vazhayil. Edakkad. Kannur, India :
Dear Doctor Shantharam Shetty Sir,
Congratulation on your various achievement .
We are all very proud of you sir, keep up the good work………wish you a very happy ,healthy ,and long live


jaseera, India :
Sir I am having backpain since last two years…and I consulted in your hospital and diagnosed its because of calcium defeciency and took two injection for that…but due to the heavy pain now I consulted another docter in my city. he found my deciese as arthrietis. can you advice me what shall I do.


Abdul kareem, India :
my 2 shoulder also now paining.1st 1 shoulder pain now 2 shoulder also paining.and neck also.how i\’m get appointment.and were is that place


Safwan, India :
How can I get an appointment??
Can you please help me?


Yusuf, UAE:
I would like to get an appointment with you in between 08-20 OCT 2013, pleae advise


Latheesh M, India :
Dear Sir

I would like to get an appointment with you.
Can i do it online.



Riyas, India :
What a genius


Akhil Tharammal, India :
better treatment and special credit goes to the great and lovable dr shantharam shetty


Rachana Shetty, India :
Hello Doctor,

I have undergone surgery for achillis tendon rupture on my left leg. Now 1yr is completed after the surgery and im normal now. Is it advicable to do aerobics now? Can u plz advice.

Email id: rach_naya@yahoo.co.in



noushad k, India :

Iam from kerala, requesting you to ur hospital cotact no for appointment.



Muzammil, India :
Hello Doctor,

I am from kasargod kerala.
I have been trying to get an appointment for a month.
Iam suffering from bowlegg .so kindly provide your contact number
or clinic number.



AKinola, Nigeria:
Hello Doctor,

i m mailing from Nigeria. i had an accident in 2006 which i had a fraction on my femur bone, i have gone through a local treatment by the traditional doctor over here, now i can walk but not properly. my leg s bow and short and inch on my right leg. i will like to go through a proper surgery to straight the bone out of bow. i will want to come to your hospital as soon as i can . kindly let me know what next to do ? if there s any information you needed let me know .
thanks God bless you



abdul sattar habiballah, Jeddah/Belapu,Kaup, India :
I am also the patient of Mr. Hon\’ble Dr. Shantharam Shetty, Tejaswini Hospital , Balmatta, Mangalore. I really appreciate him because before 6-7 year my disc complaint is treated satisfactorily by him. Also one Muslim Holy Saint\’s from Kerala (Madavoor) dua with him. So because of dua with ALLAH from this Holy Saint his blood cancer also cured. So even now he is paying a religious visit to this Holy Saint\’s Dargah Shareef in Kerala. Wish a long and healthy life Mr. Shantharam Shetty. I want a immediate appointment to my my friend who is starting Jeddah on 01/06/2013.(Diffuse disc protrusion with lateralization)


Shaduli, UAE:
Now I m in UAE.I m coming to India next week
i want to consult Dr Shantharam Shetty for my Chest pain problem. Can i get the contact number of his clinic to take appointment. u can send on my mail ID”
ashaduli@yahoo.com Or My Mobile UAE 00971505610305 /My Kerala Mobile Number 9995722950 Please Contact Me,


rafik ilyas, Saudi Arabia:
sir, i have knee problem,my uric acid 6.2.since last two year i notice that sometime i can’t bend my left knee. x ray normal.stiffness pain even sometime extreme stage.but sometime i feel no pain.sir can you advise me what i should do for this problem.thank you sir.


Jogender shukla, India :
Dear Sir,

My child bith leg problem , we have treatment In Kalwati saran Hospital delhi, but till date we have not satisfy this this treatment, Kindly reply what we do.




apoorva, India :
felt really happy to know about dr.santaram shetty sir….. my uncle recently got treatment from him..the response from my uncle is quiet positive…thank u dr. and also thanks to violet pereira for giving such valuable information.


vimalkumar KV , India :
Dear Sir, Am from Dubai i want to consult to Mr.Shantharam Shetty So how i get the appointment to doctor kindly you give me the information my mail id is vimal_ram69@yahoo.com


mohammed Asif , India :
great job by all people


Dr. Dikshit s d, India :
my dream is to become a successfull ortho surg like our resp sir………


SAMEERA, Bahrain :
SIR, my brother’s bones got dislocated .he was consulted with hospitals in bahrain and a german ortheopdic too but they said they cant help in bahrain we want to come india . we want you to treate him please doctor can you give us ur contact number or by anyways we can contact you ?

It’s a case of emergency because it’s long time hav passed now so the pain is unbearable now .

Thank you

jessi_onlyurs@hotmail.com and my contact number 97334152458


Abdul Rasheed, Bahrain :
Sir, i am suffering with rotator cuff inflammation since april 2012. I was consulted with hospiral n bahrain and
Followed xray and ultrasound. But they cudnt find any tear or damage on muscle. So now i was recommended for an mri.

I hav pain only certain angle only. Like try to throw or quick move of sides. Its not bothering me my daily life. I am a very gud pace bowler last many years. I love to bowl fast.

Can u ples suggest me how can i get mri n mangalore. Also inflammation can b recover without surgery?

Thank you for ur time.

Abdul, rasheed.nane@yahoo.com


puthiyadath satheesan, Saudi Arabia:
sir sir pls could you pls mail dr shantharam shetty s contact no n e mail id thank you regards satheesan


Rachana Shetty, India :

I have issues with tendo achilles rupture. Could you please mail me Dr. Shetty’ s Contact number and email address to my mail id rach_naya@yahoo.co.in



Musthafa, India :
Now I m in Ksa.I m coming to India next week
i want to consult Dr Shantharam Shetty for my Nuck pain problem. Can i get the contact number of his clinic to take appointment. u can send on my mail ID”
musthafaalkabeer@yahoo.com Or My Mobile Saudi Arabia 00966561441199 /My Kerala Mobile Number 9746222445 Please Contact Me,


FOR TRATMENT mansoor2395839@gmail.com
pls inform me appoinment date i want i will reach from dubai 18/07/2012 my leave is 15 dayes please infrom me
thank yours
Nafeesathul misriya


Shabeer, Saudi Arabia:
Shabeer kv
,Ksa :
I m in Ksa. i want to consult Dr Shetty for my hand pain problem. Can i get the contact number of his clinic to take appointment. u can send on my mail ID”shabeerkv786@gmail.com” – thanks


jyothi shetty, Saudi Arabia:
me Manglorean but working in saudi Arabia.suffering from low back pain since long time.need to consult Dr Shantharam. prapthijojo123@yahoo.com


bhagirathy M P, India :
I m in Bhagirathy. i want to consult Dr Shetty for my back pain problem. Can i get the contact number of his clinic to take appointment. u can send on my mail ID” bhagirathy.k@gmail.com” – thanks
dr anil chowdary from andhra …, India :
I heard of u sir ..my friends told u r great..if god help me i wish god make me as u r student atleast of one hour..so that i can learn valuable from u.


Vivek, India :
Great job done

I m in muscat now. i want to consult Dr Shetty for my back pain problem. I m coming to India next month. Can i get the contact number of his clinic to take appointment. u can send on my mail ID” bkpprabhu@gmail.com” – thanks


Alok Garg, India :
I cherish my days of getting associated with him during AO courses placed in India under his leadership and guidance with which hundreds of surgeons got an opportunity to learn new practice pearls.I know him to be a great doctor & academeician , a great social worker and a most helpful soul.

My best wishes to him for everything.


Abdul Rasheed, India :
Dears, Cud u pls provide us with the telephone numbers of Dr. Shetty on a.rasheed1969@gmail.com


Sharaf, Bahrain :
I would like to have Dr. Shantaram Shetty’s contact number and email address to avail me to take an aoopointment and send my xray.
I am from Kannur residing in Bahrain.
Please treat it is an urgent matter.

chakravarthi, India :
I am suffering with arthritis, i need to meet dr. sheety, please send me the contact details of Dr. my mobile number is 8050718739. Please do assist me…



He is a great person i ever seen in my life.Great Doctor great personality above all great human being.


Anshad Ashraf, India :
He is a great person i ever seen in my life


Dr Ram, Payyanur, India , India :
I remember Dr Shetty always as a Doctor who always cared for poor pateints and helped them in whatever we he can, He is a compasionate and gentle DOctor, He is one of the best orthopaedicians in Mangalore for not only his kills but his passionature towards poor pateints He always helped and did whatever he can for them,


Dr Ram, Payyanur, India , India :
I remember Dr Shetty always as a Doctor who always cared for poor pateints and helped them in whatever we he can, He is a compasionate and gentle Doctor, He is one of the best orthopaedicians in Mangalore for not only his kills but his passionature towards poor pateints He always helped and did whatever he can for them,


Ravi Shetty, Qatar:
Great personality ,great Doctor and above all great human being with his down to earth attitude and simplicity and his desire to give back to the society in his own many ways.

We are so lucky that Bunts Qatar has been formally launched by this great man.

Many thanks to Mangalorean.com for bringing out the detailed profile of Dr.Shetty.


Dr Badur Rajeeth Shetty, Qatar:
DrM Shantharam Shetty is a person i would worship him for my life. He has changed many a lives.
My father had the privilege to work with this great man at Government wenlok hospital. One day he adviced him that he should think of his family in addition to discharge his hospital duties.This advice changed our destiny,the testimony is his children and grandchildren.
Most of us know DrShetty,in fact any problems in our family dad used to consult him and DR Shetty had solutions. My Sister and Dad were his patients too.
My dad had a bad road traffic accident.His right hand was totally shattered, which was expertly fixed by Dr Shetty.Another incident was related to my fathers patient.This elderly gentleman had a fall and broke his leg,and so he went to a local hospital for which he was adviced to continue with conservative treatement because of his age. And so his son came to my dad,who suggested Dr Shetty for treatment.I still remember the smiling old man walking to my dads clinic exactly after a week. What a transformation. May God bless Professor M Shantharam shetty and his family with happiness


Nasrulla Sultan, UAE:
Congratulations to Dr Shantharam Shetty for being elected the Mangalorean star. Because of Him i am able to walk.


Sudhir, Qatar:
Truly a good human who can influence anyone’s life he touches. I Wish a Very healthy Life !!


Dr. K D Sharma, India:
Sir, whenever I meet you in courses n conferences I feel your dedication and concern towards orthopaedics patients and the students as well. After going through your acheivements in this article, Sir me and my wife Rashmi congratulate you. May God bless you with good health n long life.

K D Sharma

Lanco Foundation Artificial Limb Fitting Centre, India :
Dr Shantaram Shetty is God sent angel.

Hats off you Sir.


Mohideen Saheb, Saudi Arabia:
Yes, he is one of the great doctor in the world he did lot’s of critical operations, and it’s Success he gives 100% of his experience to all the patients.

May GOD bless you and I wish you a very long and healthy life.

Mohideen Jeddah


Brahmavar Hegde, New Zealand:
I know Shantaram ever since he was a medical student. He has achieved a dizzy height in the filed of orthopaedic speciality and also in his contribution to the welfare of the community in the field of service to the vulnerable section of the society.


Mrs Medha, India :
Sir, You have a heart filled with compassion, concern, sincerity and dedication. We at Mangalore are very proud of you. May God give you Good Health, Peace, Happiness and His Blessings. You are an ego-less person
Thank you sir for being what you are.



Dr.M.R.Nambiar, India :
So excited to see your profile, Sir.
You have been my role model for the last 30 years and will continue to inspire me during the remaining period. God bless you.


manvel herald gomes, Kuwait:
dr shetty is a diamond of our mangalore. may god bless you & your family. i wish you a long & healthy life.


Ullal Abbas Podiabba, India :
It’s my pleasure, got an opportunity to know the achievement of the great figure in the Medical field. Dr. Shantha Ram Shetty, best of luck to you sir. and thanks to Mangalorean.com for your effort.


Bharath , Bahrain :
Dr. S. Shetty, truly a jewel of our KUDLA, better to say of our nation.


Divya Prabhu, UAE:
Yes, Even I have met Dr. Shetty in 2002 and even I have felt the same way like Richie John Pais, India. Indeed he is a GOD in the form of man. Every doctor is a GOD to his patient but very sorry to say not many doctors live up to their expectations these days. Dr. shetty, the way you have lived your life and served your patients is exemplary and a lesson to young doctors.

May GOD bless you and I wish you a very long and healthy life.


Shankar Shetty, Kuwait:
Dr. Shantaram Shetty is “Kanmani” of Kannadigas and Gem of India.
Devadas Kumar,Mangalore, UAE:
A common man’s Doctor. Hats off to you Sir.


Anwar, Saudi Arabia:
I am very pleased to hear about Dr. Shetty. Best wishes to Dr. Shetty and Ms. Violet.


Dr.K.G.Bhat,Vittal, India :
i was not fortunate enough to be Prof.Shetty’s student. Whenever I see him in his immaculately tailored suit that is is as fresh as the man himself, I remember one of the greatest teachers I ever had,PROF..R.H.N.Shenoy, whom I remember every morning. This is good enough tribute to Prof.Shetty


mohammed ibrahim ideal indian school, Qatar:
Dr. Shantaram Shetty has a great personality. I really congratulate him on his success in his life with serving poor and all. He has a good God given nature and a kind heart. I had a sucssesful disc surgery with him and I am always thankful to him. The smily face and trust in God and selfless service is only the secret of his success. I pray Allah for his long life and good health.
Thank u Mangalorian.com for a good oppotunity with Dr. Shantaram Shetty


Shahab Arabi , Mangalore, India :
What a great dignified personality Mr Shantaram Shetty is. No words to describe such a great person that he is. So composed and calm in spite of his busy hectic schedule. I remember he examining me for right knee (ligament injury) at around 12:45 a.m midnight some years back. That was his commitment .
Thanks Mangalorean.com to write about this great personality .
Thank you


Sudhir – No1 Dr Shetty Fan, USA:
Dr Shantaram Shetty is God sent angel.
I met with an accident and was almost certain that I would lose my limb, but thanks to Doc’s miracle I was on my feet in 4 months time and was back to normal in 9 months as promised by him.
I salute his dedication and hard work.
He is simply the best!


Nazeer Bedrody/Uppinangady/Kuwait, Kuwait:
Congratulations to Dr. Shantaram Shetty I really appreciate ur dedication and hard work. I have never seen such a great and dedicated doctor. U are real hero, who saves others life.
Best of luck for future. Young stars of mangalore should learn about ShanthaRam Shetty. He is a Ideal Personality to all Mangaloreans.


We Mangaloreans are really lucky to have such GREAT PERSON and A GOD’S VALUABLE GIFT for the poor. There are no words to praise him for his dedication’s & hard work which he has rendered to the poor. I cannot forget the day when my brother Mr Bharath Kumar met with a road accident on the way to work in the early hour’s & had multiple fractures in both the hands & Dr. Shantharam Shetty made arrangements for an emergency operation INSPITE HE WAS VERY SICK THAT DAY. MAY THE GOD GIVE HIM HUNDRED’S & HUNDRED YEARS OF LIFE AND STRENGHT TO SERVE THE POOR. NOTE: Dr SHANTHARAM SHETTY SAAB I am the nephew of RAVI’ANNA of RAVI GARAGE who used to serve you by repairing & delivering your TOYOTA STARLET in those days say 20 years ago


Dr. Shantrama shetty has a great personality. I really congratultes him on his success in his life with serving poor and all. He has a good God given nature and a kind heart. I had a sucssesful disc surgery with him and i am always thankful to him. The smily face and trust in God and selfless service is only the secret of his success. I pray Allah for his long life and good health. Thank u Mangalorian.com for a good oppotunity with Dr. Shantaram Shetty.


Reginald, India :
He must have got lot of honours. But has touched laymens heart. That counts most.


Richard D Souza , Qatar:
I have met this great yet humble doctor. He went out of the way to help my son with DMD. Though he could do nothing for him his attitude of help itself was a great consolation. A real role model for all aspiring doctors.
God bless him.

sumana shripathi, U.A.E, India :
congratulations on being a mangalorean star.Dr.shetty is a very kind and humble man.May God Bless you Sir


Daya Kirodian, Dubai, UAE:
Congratulations to Dr Shantaram Shetty. I suffered from Disc prolax and consulted lot of doctors in Dubai but they were unable to diagonise my problem. I was not able to walk and finally I went to Mangalore and got an appointment with Dr Shantharam at 2.00 Am (early morning). After checking me within 5 mnts he admitted and fourth day I was able to walk. There is nobody who can beat this doctor in ortho.
Wishing him and his family good luck and may God bless him and serve more people.

Narayana Puthran,Ullal, UAE:
Dr. Shantharam Shetty, Hats off to you Sir. In 1982 you did an operation to my 70 years old Mother, when she was bed ridden due to the damage & displacement of her previously fixed plate on her thigh. Other Doctors had refused do the re-opertion because of her old age, but Mr. Shetty agreed to do the operation
The operation consists:
a) Removal of old & damaged plate & screws which were fixed 5years ago(1977) by other Doctor.
b) Filling old 6 hols by bone grafting.
c, Fixing new two nos. of plates each with 6nos. of screws.
This operation took more than 6 hours & he did the operation in Govt, Wenlock Hospital free of cost.

After this opertion within two months my Mother started walking normally & she lived for 17 years more.(died at the age of 87 years)

In another case one of my friend who met with an Bike & Truck accident & got multiple fractures. His right leg got crushed. The doctors on duty had decided to go for amputation of his badlly damaged right leg from upper part of thigh.
Immediatly we approched Dr. Shantharam Shetty & requested to save his leg. He accepted the risk & with in the period of six months he did more than 18 operations on leg & finally succeded in saving his leg. Now Mr. Rajesh Bharadwaj is walking on both his legs because of Dr, Shetty’s great care, patience & healing hands.
May God Bless you sir!


Rakesh Shetty, UAE:
Congratulations to Dr. Shantaram Shetty. We are proud of you. You have done excellent service to our society. A very good effort by Mangalorean.com website to highlight Dr. Shetty’s achievments. We need “good leaders with secular credentials” like Mr. Shantaram Shetty, who can bring communal harmony and peace in our beloved Tulu Nadu. All the best Dr. Shetty in your endeavors.


Ronald Colaco, Mangalore-India, India :
DR.Shantaram Shetty is a great personality in the Orthopedics field in the country. Though I was not very much aware of his many achievements till recently, it is his younger brother Mr. Sakaram Shetty, a senior engineer, in USA, who has got to his credit a few Architectural marvels, gave me a few clues recently about Dr. Shantharam. In fact, Mr. Sakaram Shettys contacts were given to me by Dr. Shantharam Shetty some were in 2006. It is a wonderful feeling, that he is one of the great Mangaloreans in the Medical field with a Magic touch. As Mangaloreans we are lucky & privileged to have him in our midst. May he have many more years of an active life in his great profession.


Alwyn d,souza, India:
As I know Dr Shantaram is a God’s gift to South Kanara and the places he visits. People have faith on him may God give him good health.


Sequeira R , UAE:
He is one of the best gift by God to mankind, He has treated thousands of people irrespective of thier cast/creed/relgion/state

I salute this great man for his never ending desire to treat people

He was student of St Sebastains School Bendur (as told by my father)


Lawrence Mascarenhas, USA :
Dr. Shantharam Shetty is a very kind and humble man. His compassion towards his patients is one of the medicines that heals the most. Unfortunately, we have a very few doctors like him.


Dear Dr.ji

Congratulations on being a Mangalorean Star. This is a small gift from all the Mangaloreans to you…We pray the almighty to give you long life and strength to serve the society.


Meera Nazareth, Canada:
I have been a patient of Dr. Shantharam Shetty…rather I just went in for a consultation…guess it was more psychological than having a problem itself. He put me at ease, strongly confirming that I had absolutely no problem at all. I have not seen a doctor for the same problem again and I am perfectly ok. Thanks to Dr. Shetty. The most important part of this article is his statement which NO other doctor will admit…yes, we go to a doctor with good faith, and as Doctor Shetty has so rightfully said “doctors can only treat their patients, but it is only God who truly heals them”. May God bless Dr. Shetty for this acknowledgement.


Donald Roche, India:
Dr.Shantaram Shetty- A outstanding personality of Mangalore. Outstanding among orthopaedic surgeons of India. I thank you Doctor for supporting me by Prescribing our products when I was working forM P I. I always remember your smiling face. I always appreciate your hardwork, your help to suffering humanity with smile and cheerfulness. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.Thankyou for your message.


Michael Lobo, Mangalore, India:
HE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL/EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING. A life completly dedicated to the service of society. Countable people can truly match the calibre of Dr. Shetty. He is worthy of emulation – a great inspiraton for many Mangaloreans. My dad breathed his last in his hospital (city hosp.), but he has done everything possible to treat my Dad. There are many misguided youth in Mangalore – may be they can pick a leaf from Dr. Shetty’s life and get inspired to do good to the society by educating themselves. How wonderful it will be to find a person like Dr. Shetty among our misguided youth. We all need to think about it.


Nazeer Kuwait /Uppinangady, Kuwait:
Congratulations to Dr. Shantaram Shetty I really appreciate ur dedication and hard work. I have never seen such a great and dedicated doctor. U are real hero, who saves others life.
Best of luck for future. Young stars of mangalore should learn about ShanthaRam Shetty. He is a Ideal Personality to all Mangaloreans.


sudhakar alva, UAE:
Dr Shantharam shetty is not only a star of mangalore, he is a star of India. One of the best dedicated, always smiling Dr in Karnataka. Anytime avialable with all his busy shedule, even in night 2a.m. (if he is in Mangalore). I know one incident, he operated one serious accident emergency case at 2a.m in the morning. There will be thousands of examples like this. May the Lord give long life to you and family to serve the needy. Thanks manglorean.com for featuring him.

Sudhakara Alva Mangalore/Dubai.


Ashwin Salian, UAE:
A man who by sheer hard work and dedication to his profession is an institution. Thanks Mangalorean.com and Violet for a well researched, informative and very well written article.


dr a mohan rao, India:
I was a student of Prof. Shantaram Shetty …and i have imbibed a lot from him.
He was a great teacher and i still relate some of my charecters with him.

Thank you sir


Waheed Dean. Mangalore, UAE:
Congratulations Dr.Shantaram Shetty for being elected the Mangalorean star. I wish you good health and success in future endeavors.


Roweena D’Souza, USA:
Congratulations to Dr. Shantaram Shetty, a well deserving candidate. I remember my brief interaction with him in 2004 (City hospital) and he came across as a no-nonsense, kind doctor.


Dorothy Rego nee D’Lima, Canada :
Congratulations Dr. Shetty. Your hard work and dedication to the betterment of human life deserves this honour. I have read a lot about your contribution to Science and healing. Also in 1983, I was very proud to receive a certificate in General proficiency from you (the chief guest) during our school day at Rosa Mystica High School, Kaikamba. Your family, especially your three girls (I was Ambika’s classmate at St. Agnes) must be very proud of you.


Manoj Kidiyoor, USA:
Dr. Shantharam Shetty, Hats off to you Sir!. Around 30 years ago, when my Dad had a serious accident where he broke 5 ribs and a dislocated shoulder, Dr. Shetty attended him and with his care, my dad is just as normal as the other person. When I broke my hand twice, Dr. Shetty fixed it. Like me, Dr. Shetty has shown light to many and many People who once lost hope. May God Bless you sir!


Claude Fernandes, UAE:
Dr. Shantharam Shetty saved the life of our friends child when they approached him for a second opinion. Their child had some problems with her ankle and used to walk on her toes. The doctors in UAE suggested them to operate her tendon. They did not have the courage to do that, because this child was the first gift in their life. They decided to take a second opinion from this great Doctor. Even though he was under immense pressure those days (year 2001) he attended to their plea, ignoring his problems. He was in a state of awe when they told him that the doctors in UAE had advised them to go in for an operation. Today the child has grown up and can walk without any problems. Thanks to Dr. Shantaram Shetty for saving the life of an infant and the healing touch. Let this be a testimony to all those who encounter problems in life because second opinion always helps. Thanks to Violet and team for making him a Mangalorean star – October 2008. This world would definitely be a nice place to dwell in if there were many more doctors like him.

Long live the Dr. Shantaram – The doctor with a healing touch and a radiant look on his face.


Joseph D’souza,Mudarangadi/Ajman, UAE:
Congratulations to Dr Shantharam Shetty for being elected the Mangalorean star. May God Grant you long healthy life and success in all future endeavors.
My son Jithin will always rememmber you for his successful operation. “THANK YOU VERY MUCH DOCTOR”


Jossy, India:
Dr. Shantaram Shetty you are the SHINING STAR of INDIA. Wish you good health and success in future endeavors.


mahadeva shetty (DIET CENTER), Saudi Arabia:


harish kumar. K,K., India:
Congratulations to Dr Shantharam Shetty for being Elected the Mangalorean star.


Mark Denis D’souza,Sharjah,U.A.E., UAE:
Congratulations Dr.Shantaram Shetty for recognizing and introducing to the world, your achevements are inspiring to every one. I wish many years sound health to you to serve the humanity.
Hats off to Violet Pereira for her noble work, bring more and more stars to light so that Mangalore shines with and make it SUPER STAR.



Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha, Samanvaya, Mangalore, India :
Congratulations to Dr Shantharam Shetty for being elected the Mangalorean star. Your achievements are praiseworthy and rightly deserve this honour. You had conferred the title of Lion Seva Bandhu on me in 2002 on behalf of Lions, Region X, District 324 D-4.

Mrs. Violet Pereira and M.Com team deserves a pat on the back for beautifully portraying the qualities of Dr Shetty.


Shoukath Hussain,Dubai, UAE:
“Insaan ko bachane ke liye insaan hi, Bhagwaan ke roop mein insaan ban ker aaya hai..” thats Dr.Shantram Shetty!!! Long live doctor saab. Millions thanks to Violet Pereira and M.com team for introducing this great personality to its readers around the world.


Gireesh.V, India:
Human form of Godliness!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mahesh B.J. Prabhu, Kuwait:
Dr. Shantaram Shetty is a God in the form of a human!

Violet, this was simply an amazing article! A big thanks to m.com!

Long live Dr. Shantaram Shetty!


Shenoy, India:
Dr Shantaram Shetty is indeed one of the most talented surgeons from South Kanara. His ability to reduce the fractures within a minute or two very accurately without leaving any deformity is God’s gift to this soft spoken polite surgeon who is extremely humble in his out look. May God bless him many more years of useful life.


Antony T. D’ Souza, Karkala, Qatar:
Back in 1983 from Karkala, along with my mother we visited Dr. Shantharam Shetty’s house in Mallikatta early in the morning. Though he was hurrying to his office his patience, calm composure, gentle talk and approach, consoling words and his confidence building smile to us almost took away our almost all nervous thoughts. We were totally worried earlier because it was wrongly diagnosed by another doctor. After medication my mother fully recovered until today from cervical spondalities promptly. By this I am confident that Dr. Shetty must have healed hundred thousands of people. It was a honor to go through his qualifications, Honors and Awards, Achievements and recognitions etc., Sincere thanks to Mangalore.com and Ms. Violet Pereira for providing us insight and particularly providing me an opportunity to say once again “THANK YOU DOCTOR”.


Sarvotham Shetty & Family, Abu Dhabi, UAE:

Dearest Shantaramanna,
Our hearty congratulations. May GOD bless you with good health, happiness, peace and strength to do much more noble causes in future. On behalf of UAE Kannadigas, I wish you all the very best. Thanks to Violet and Mangalorean.com for highlighting this great personality.


Richie John Pais, India:
He is one of the few doctors in Mangalore who is revered as God. We can not add anything to his persona by saying few or more things about him. I saw him a few days back near the lift at his hospital “Tejaswini”. So many people were around him. And all of them including me were speechless and hence we all consiously ( and collectively) allowed him to pass by us.
M R SHENAVA, Advocate