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.