Nobody was ready to help him, and he became India’s richest industrialist

We need a lot of backbreaking work and endurance in life, to achieve victory. A complete devotion for dreams and commitment for vision are necessary for any achievement in life.

Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty (or known as Dr. B.R. Shetty), born in Kaup, Udipi in a state of Karnataka in 1942, is the Vice Chairman of the Municipal Council in Udipi, where he wrought for the cause of providing proper sanitary facilities, building roads, schools, septic tanks or better drainage for better life. He is also the founder and Non- executive chairman of Abu Dhabi based NMC Healthcare and Chairman of UAE Exchange.


BR Shetty is a personality who has accomplished success and demonstrated that nothing is beyond the bounds of possibility in the world, through his endurance and devotion.

BR Shetty is in the list of world’s acclaimed industrialists, wit

h wealth of more than Rs 20,000 crores. He was commenced on the Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest people in 2015 and 2016. He commenced his odyssey only from Rs 468, as he was born in a lower middle class family where scarcity and endless endeavor were part of his life.

He achieved his schooling from a government school in his state. He was determined to take a degree in pharmacy for which he did not have money to compensate the fees and he had begun doing small jobs to cooperate his family, school fees and buy his books.  After his graduation, he served as Vice president of Udupi Nagar council in a sanitation section. He was under a debt of 50,000 rupees which he took as loan while working for sanitation department and failed in repaying it. He went to UAE, in search of a job, where he had only few Dirhams left in his pocket.

Dr. Ismail Fahimi, an angel for BR Shetty, provided all possible assistance to start his life in UAE and helped him work under him as a medical representative.

Dr. Shetty commenced his own pharmaceutical company in 1975, which was named as New Medical Center (NMC) before, which provides cost-effective healthcare services.

He is known to the world now by the announcement he made to spend Rs 1,000 crores in making of Film: Epic Mahabharata.

He says, “it is your duty to give back to society”.


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