Global 3000 | Social Entrepreneurs

Global 3000 | Social Entrepreneurs
Devi Shetty is a surgeon,a businessman and a philanthropist rolled into one. He counts among India’s most famous heart specialists,and in 2001 used donations to build the country’s largest private heart clinic,with 450 beds and 8 operation theaters in continual use.There he pursued an unusual low-cost business model – aiming to make cost-intensive heart operations accessible to India’s lower income classes. Smart management and mixed sources of finance have enabled Shetty to reduce costs dramatically,more than half of his patients are treated at cost or even for free. Shetty’s work earned him the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.

8 thoughts on “Global 3000 | Social Entrepreneurs

  • October 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm
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    He is the greatest alumnus from my medical school…a true inspiration for all of us,a very humble man.Had the good fortune of meeting him once .Sir,continue to inspire us…

  • November 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm
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    @9661920 I could not agree with you more. Amitabh Bachchan was awarded some national prize for his performance in Paa, if you ask me, he is not even fit enough to touch this man’s feet.

  • November 4, 2011 at 3:24 am
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    he is an alumnus of kasturba medical college, Mangalore of manipal university. This college likes alumnus who live in foreign. Dr. shetty is worth Bharata ratna award but his college dont even mentions his name. every year it celebrates alumni meets around the world but dont recognise its own great students.Manipal school is money minded but nothing else!

  • February 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm
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    Really sad state of India. It’s more important to the people whether Katrina kaif is going to wear a bikini & kiss in her next movie than appreciating the work of such Great people.

  • July 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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    Dr  D B Shetty is not only a famous Doctor but a great great human being….which is rare  in our country …We are lucky and proud as Indian.I respect him as GOD ….AS HE IS NOT AT ALL A SO CALLED CHEAP RICH MAN.(Now a days corapted and masal men  are getting media attention and publicity.)

  • July 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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    Dr. Devi Shetty , 
    An Indian Cardiac surgeon (started from Calcutta, India)
    is worldwide called ‘Ford of Cardiac Surgery’.. is 1 of the most successful cardiac surgeon worldwide !
    My Childhood Hero & Idol 🙂

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