B. R. Shetty

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Bavaguthu Raghuram Shambhu Shetty
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Dr. B . R. Shetty
Born 1942
Madras Presidency,
British India
(now in Udupi District, Karnataka, India)
Residence 100, 140, Burj Khalifa, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation C.E.O & M.D. of New Medical Centre
Net worth DecreaseUS$ 540 million (2012)[2]
Spouse(s) Chandrakumari Shetty
Children Neema Shetty,
Seema Shetty,
Reema Shetty,
Binay Shetty[3]
Awards Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (2007)
Padmashri (2009)

Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, better known as B R Shetty, is Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi based New Medical Centre Group of Companies and UAE Exchange.[4] The company when established in 1975 was initially interested in hospitals and hospitality, but since then has diversified into sectors including pharmaceuticals, global financial services, retail, advertising and Information technology.[4]

Early life[edit]

Born to Shambhu Shetty and Koosamma Shetty. Completing his early education in his native India. B R Shetty is a trained pharmacist. He married Chandra Kumari Shetty and has three daughters and a son.[3] Shetty was also active in politics and social service. He has served as the Vice President of Udupi town Muncipality and was instrumental in several development works.


B R Shetty ( third from left) with Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, Maharaja of Travancore(Second from right)

Shetty arrived in the UAE in 1973. As a trained pharmacist he quickly spotted an opportunity in the country’s healthcare sector and in 1n the UAE following the acquisition of the National Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Today, it has hospitals and clinics across the Emirates and treats more than one million patients a year.

In addition to his business activities, Shetty is also involved in several philanthropic activities. He was an investor in a medical institution in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal, is the founder and patron of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association in the emirates, and is a member of the Advisory Board (Financial Sector), Economic Department, Government of Dubai, UAE and the Pharmaceutical Committee, Dubai. He is also the chairman of Abu Dhabi Indian School, Abu Dhabi.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Shetty has been honoured by the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2007[6][7] and the Padmashree by the President of India[8] in the year 2009 for his contribution in the field of trade and industry.[9]


  1. ^ Pinto, Stanley G. (6 January 2010). "NRI spends Rs 114 cr for two floors at Burj Dubai". The Economic Times. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "India Rich List 2012 Newcomers". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ a b claude, fernandes. "B R Shetty mangalorean star 2005 Mangalorean.com". 
  4. ^ a b "Indian Rich List in Full". Arabian Business.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Expat Power List". arabian business.com. 
  6. ^ Times News Network (9 January 2007). "The recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman". Times of India. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "New Delhi : B R Shetty among Padma Awardees". Daijiworld Media. 
  8. ^ "Padma Shri awardees". india.gov.in. 
  9. ^ "B R Shetty gets padma award". Khaleej Times. 

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