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Dr. Devi Shetty is a well-known philanthropist and perhaps one of the finest cardiac surgeons in India. With this biography, you can get a better look at his profile.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Born On: May 8, 1953
Born in: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Career:Cardiac Surgeon, Entrepreneur

Dr. Shetty is a cardiac surgeon by profession and is called the Henry Ford of the heart surgery business for bringing change to the 'hearts' of India. He is the founder and also leads the world's largest and also the cheapest heart care institute called Narayana Hrudayalaya. Narayana Hrudayalaya has the world's largest heart and cancer hospital facilities. It is a specialty hospital for all plastic reconstructive surgery, an institute for organ transplant and also a training and research institute. He found it with the motive of giving quality healthcare for all and delivered services with dignity. A day in the life of Dr. Devi Shetty can be tiring but equally fun. His way of approach to life is unique and focused. His dedication and excellence in his field makes him completely a reliable person and hence he has set an example to his patients and his admirers. Read on to know about Dr. Shetty and his life.

Early Life
Dr. Devi Shetty was born in Kinnigoli, South Canara district on May 8, 1953. He completed his graduation in Medicine and post-graduation in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He trained in cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom at Guys Hospital. In the year 1989, he returned to India and initially worked at B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata. After some time, he moved to Karnataka and started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore.

Dr. Shetty wanted to start his career as a cardio surgeon and made plans to join hands with the Pai family of Manipal. He had plans to start working in a cardiology hospital. He started his career as a cardio surgeon. In the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Rotation Program he had gone through basic training in cardiac surgery. He obtained heavy capital from reliable sources and from the government to start with his project and thus on May 8, 2001, Dr. Devi Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH).

ContributionTo HealthCare
Dr. Devi Shetty's legacy revolves around Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited. Dr Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya has a striking simplicity in its business model. The pediatric cardiac unit, for instance, is the largest facility in the world. At any point of time, it handles fifty to sixty cases, probably, the number of cases that other hospitals would handle in a year.

Awards and Accolades
Dr. Devi Shetty won several awards for his contribution both in Medical Sciences and Public Welfare
1953: Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
1982: Received a Bachelor's degree in medicine and completed his post-graduate work in general surgery from the Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore.
1983-1989: Appointed to the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Guy's Hospital London.
1989: He returned to India and set up a 140-bed BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata.
1997: Shifted base to Bangalore.
2001: Built the country's biggest private heart clinic with donations and won the Karnataka Ratna award in 2001.
2002: Established Narayana Hrudayalaya, a modern hospital in Bommasandra, Bangalore and won the Rajyotsava award.
2003: Won the Dr. B C Roy award, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award and Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
2004: Won Padma Shri award for Medicine.
2005: Won Schwab Foundation`s award.
2010: Currently Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited, Bangalore.