Dr. B R Shetty among five Padma awardee for 2009
New Delhi, Jan 25, 2009
NRI (non-resident Indian) entrepreneur from Abu Dhabi has been
choosen for prestigious Padmashree national award among five Padma
Shree Awardees for 2009.
He is conferred Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award during Pravasi
Bharatiya Divas for 2007 for his outstanding contribution of the
large NRI community.
He is founder and CEO of NMC group which runs healthcare businesses-
Medical Centre in Sharjah, NMC Hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai,
financial services, trading in pharmaceuticals, gold and diamond
jewellery, advertising, real estate and information technology.
Other Awardees are:
- Industrialist Ashok S. Ganguly. He is a member of the Prime
Minister's Council on Trade and Industry and serves as Chairman
of FirstSource Solutions Ltd and ABP Private Limited
- Larsen and Toubro's Chairman A.M. Naik has been selected for
- Krishna Kumar, vice chairman of Tata group's Indian Hotels
and Tata Son Director R.K. Krishna Kumar
- Textile industry veteran Arunmugam Sakhtivel
Dr. B R Shetty wins first Abu Dhabi Award
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6, 2005
NRI (non-resident Indian) entrepreneur and Well-known philanthropist,
sports promoter and Managing Director & CEO of NMC, Bavaguttu
Raghuram Shetty has been bestowed with first-ever, prestigious
'Abu Dhabi Award - 2005'.
The award was presented to Shetty on Monday December 5 evening
by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE
Armed Forces HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at a glittering
ceremony held in the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
This award has been given in the memory of late Shaikh Zayed
under the guidance and auspices of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
Al Nahyan,the Crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
Shetty has been chosen for this award on the following criteria:
He has demonstrated determination to help others despite great
He has been regularly donating his/her time, thoughts and talents
to help those around them.
He has left a mark on the community.
A humbling experience engulfs me as I reminisce thru
the last three decades of Abu Dhabis meteoric rise from
a desert to an Oasis. The visionary and benevolent leadership
of our founding President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan
Al Nahyan laid the foundation for many of us impacting positively
on the lives of people. My personal achievement is the love and
faith reposed in me by the people of UAE. From a one room clinic
to being the largest healthcare provider in the region is a tribute
to the sincerity of every member of the NMC family.
This award is special because the people of UAE have unanimously
considered me befitting this honor and the Ruling family has recognized
my contribution to this great Nation. Healthcare remains at the
core of my heart. I wish to reiterate that my efforts to provide
succor to the needy shall be further enhanced and till my last
breath, I shall continue to serve mankind with zeal and fervor.
Dr. B.R. Shetty received The Distinguished Entrepreneur
Award from the US India Friendship Society
The U.S. India Friendship Society, Chicago presented Dr. B.R. Shetty,
Managing Director & CEO, NMC with The Distinguished Entrepreneur
Award on 29th November 2005 , in recognition of his exemplary
leadership in business and for exemplifying the noble ideals of
- WELCH ALLYN SALES EXCELLENCE AWARD 2004/2005
It was a moment of great pride for the Critical Care team
of the Scientific Department, when WELCH ALLYN awarded
the Sales Excellence Award for 2004/2005 during their recent International
Distributor Annual Sales Conference that was held in Lebanon
- Dr B.R.Shetty conferred Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr B.R.Shetty has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement
Award by International Medical Integration Council for his
outstanding contribution to the Healthcare Sector on Saturday,
June 18, 2005 at a glittering function held at Taj, Mumbai, India.
- Georgia State University confers doctorate on B. R. Shetty
Georgia State University of Atlanta, Georgia, United States of
America has conferred the highest academic degree, a doctorate
on B. R. Shetty, MD and CEO of NMC. The honorary degree of Doctor
of Letters (D. Litt.) has been conferred in recognition
of his noble service to humanity. The honour which was conferred
by the University on 13 January, 2005 will add to the lustre of
the many accolades already received by Shetty in recognition of
his achievement in various spheres of activities.
- ISO 9001: 2000
The commitment of the New Medical Centre Hospital, Abu Dhabi towards
emphasis on quality of service has been recognized with the hospital
obtaining the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 Certificate. Given for
"Healthcare management of multidisciplinary hospital in Abu
Dhabi with super specialty services"; this international
certification rightfully places the hospital on par with the best
and reflects both the skill and commitment of the hospital personnel.
- Philips Pioneer Award
Philips Medical Systems CEO Tom Egelund presented the Philips
Pioneer Award to B.R. Shetty during a ceremony at the Philips
stand at the Arab Health 2004 Congress in Dubai. Philips Medical
Systems Middle East Regional Director Ian Lauritzen praised B
R Shetty , Managing Director and CEO , NMC and said Shetty had
worked tirelessly to provide residents of the UAE with the
best possible hospital care and services.
- Arab Health Magazine Award
Constantin Petridis, Managing Partner, Pharmaserve FZE awarded
the Specialist Achievement Award for Pharma to B.R. Shetty, Managing
Director and CEO , NMC. Also present at the occasion was Prof.
Joel J. Nobel, MD, Founder and President Emeritus, ECRI and Chairman
of the Awards Jury .
Other major awards received by B R Shetty:
1998 Received 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
1998 Received the first ever Indo-Arab Award from the Trivandrum
based Indo-Arab Cultural Society for the top Non-Resident Indian
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
1996 Award by the Government of Emirate of Ajman, UAE for service
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 businessperson.
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
1992 Received the Vikas Ratna Award from International Friendship
Society of India for exceptional excellence in the field of
Honoured & Felicitated by the Bunts Sangha, Bombay (1992)
to express their gratitude for the noble and disinterested labours
in the 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,
1966 - 1974 Was elected as Municipal Councillor for Udupi at
the tender age of 23. Served the Municipal Council as Vice President
for two terms.