Devi Prasad Shetty

Devi Prasad Shetty

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Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty () is an Indian philanthropist and a cardiac surgeon. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Medical Council of India for 1 year between May 2010 and May 2011, after the MCI was reconstituted.

Life and career

Born in a Bunt family of Kinnigoli,in the erstwhile South Canara district, India. After completing his graduate degree in Medicine and post-graduate work in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, he trained in cardiac surgery at Guys Hospital in the United Kingdom. He returned to India in 1989 and initially worked at B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata. After some time, he moved to Bangalore and started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has many patients and admirers in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri lanka and other parts of the world, especially South Asia.


In 2001, Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH), a multi-specialty hospital in Bommasandra on the outskirts of Bangalore City (Karnataka State) in South India. Apart from cardiac surgery, NH also has cardiology, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, haematology and transplant services, and nephrology. A state-of-the-art trauma hospital Sparsh and an ophthalmology hospital Narayana Nethralaya are the beginnings of the Narayana Health City. The health city will also house a center for neurosciences, a children's hospital, a cancer research centre and general hospital.He also founded Tagore...
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