Mangaluru: Renowned surgeon, educationist Dr M Ramgopal Shetty passes away

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September 14, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sep 14: Well known surgeon and founder of Dr M V Shetty Memorial Trust Dr M Ramgopal Shetty passed away on Monday. He was 75.

He is survived by his wife Prof Hima Urmila Shetty and two daughters -Dr Divyanjali Shetty, Dr Rohila Shetty and son in law Dr Ranjith Shetty.
 
Dr M.R Shetty was the founder secretary of Dr M V Shetty Trust colleges and through the Trust he was instrumental in introducing many vocational courses in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Hearing, Medical Laboratory Technology and Social Work and Education under Mangalore University.

He also served as executive member in the Rehabilitation Council of India. Under his able guidance and administration the Trust manages 15 different graduate and post graduate courses in eight different streams affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru and Mangalore University, Mangaluru. 

Dr. Shetty had his early education at St. Aloysius High School, Mangaluru and went on to complete his graduate and postgraduate professional education in Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Later he left to UK on a vascular surgery fellowship. On his return from UK he served as Asst. Professor in Surgery at KMC itself and worked there till 1989.

Dr M.R Shetty had a vision in not only providing quality health services and training of professionals in each of the allied medical fields but also in educating the public and providing affordable diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in collaboration with the Government especially to those in need. Keeping the needy in mind, he also initiated the blood bank at the Govt. Wenlock hospital. It can be said that his contribution has been vital in transforming the paramedical scene in Karnataka State as well in India. He served as the Syndicate Member for three years at Mangalore University and also at RGUHS, Bengaluru.

Dr M.R Shetty was a visionary and a humble human being who has touched lives of many students and professionals across the globe. He always had a sense of gratitude and humility.

The funeral of the departed soul will be held at his residence “Swagath” between 11am to 1 pm today.

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October 23,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 23: A gang of miscreants today hacked a youth to death at Bolangady near Melkar in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. 

The deceased has been identified as Umar Farooq aka Chenna Farooq, a resident of Kalladka. 

He was riding his motorbike when the miscreants chased and attacked him with a machete, sources said. 

Farooq reportedly breathed his last while being taken to a hospital after the attack. 

He was said to be a rowdy-sheeter and multiple cases stand registered against him at different police stations in Bantwal taluk. 

Police suspect rivalry within friends gang as the motive behind the cold-blooded murder. Investigations are on.

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October 31,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 31: A vegetable vendor in Bengaluru has been fined for traffic violations amounting to more than the purchase cost of his scooter.

Arun Kumar, a resident of Madivala here, has been fined Rs 42,500, way more than the cost of his second-hand scooter.

On Friday, he was stopped by traffic police for not wearing a helmet, but he was shocked to get about a two-metre-long bill for the Rs 42,500 fine.

As per the Madivala police, he has violated traffic rules 77 times, for which now he has to pay Rs 42,500 in court. Police have seized his scooter.

Kumar sought time to arrange for the money and pay the amount.

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October 22,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 22: A teenager was killed and two others suffered critical injuries after a motorbike ran amok on NH 66 near Kotekar Sankoli on the outskirts of the city today.

According to police the speeding bike hit a pedestrian, before ramming into a road divider and electric pole. A 17-year-old youth who was riding pillion on the bike died on the spot while the bike rider and the pedestrian sustained critical injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Ashwith who was a PU student. He was the son of Manjeshwar Hosangadi Angadipadavu based Ananta Gas Agency proprietor Gopala and Shobha couple. Another son Ashwin (21), who has been critically injured in the incident has been admitted to hospital. Meanwhile, the pedestrian who also hit is yet to be identified.

The bike which was speeding from Manjeshwar towards Mangaluru initially hit the pedestrian who was crossing the national highway. The bike rider, who lost control after the hit, rammed the bike into the divider and the electric transformer. Naguri traffic police personnel then visited the spot and conducted inspection.

The injured have been admitted to Thokkottu private hospital.

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