Mangaluru: Eminent vascular surgeon Dr M Ramgopal Shetty passes away


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Sep 14: Dr M Ramgopal Shetty, eminent vascular surgeon and founder of Dr MV Shetty Memorial Trust, passed away on Monday September 14. He was 75.

Born on June 12, 1945 in Mangaluru, Dr M R Shetty completed his early education from St Aloysius High School here and pursued his graduate and postgraduate professional education from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangaluru. He then went to UK on a vascular surgery fellowship, and on his return, served as assistant professor in surgery at KMC.

Dr Shetty founded the Dr MV Memorial Trust in 1985 and devoted himself to it completely. The Trust continues to impart quality education in the field of health sciences and rendering health services to the needy people of the society. Dr M R Shetty served as secretary and executive officer of the Trust.

Since 1979, he had been the vascular surgeon in the Government District Hospital, Mangaluru. Besides, he was involved in the field of university education as member of Academic Council and Syndicate of Mangalore University and was elected as its member for four terms from 1982. He was instrumental in introducing many vocational courses such as physiotherapy, speech and hearing and hospital administration under Mangalore University, for the first time in Karnataka state.

His surgical specialty unit of peripheral vascular surgery continues to function at Government Wenlock Hospital bringing affordable specialised surgical care to the needy people.

He also served as executive member in the Rehabilitation Council of India.

Dr M R Shetty was a visionary who strived to not only provide quality health services and enable 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 Wenlock hospital. It may be said that his contribution has been vital in transforming the paramedical scene in Karnataka state as well in India.

He was a keen sports enthusiast and conducted the first Satellite ATP Tournament in Mangaluru in 1987, which was a huge success. He was also responsible for conducting all-India inter-university tennis tournaments under Mangalore University.

Dr Shetty is suvived by wife Prof Hima Urmila Shetty, a professor in English literature, and two daughters.

The funeral will be held between 11 am and 1 pm on Monday in the city, sources said. 

 

  

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  • Subrahmanya Nairy K, Kamloops, Canada

    Tue, Sep 15 2020

    I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. RIP

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  • Shantha Dsouza Martin, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Dear Madam Urmila, I extend my heartfelt sympathies and condolences . Dr.Ramgopal Shetty has left a legacy behind and touched numerous lives .May God Almighty give you and family the strength to tide over this trying times.

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  • Hilary Dsa, Townsville/Aus

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    RIP Dr shetty..
    Very humble and dignified person.
    He had a keen interest in his students excel in the field of interest.
    Big loss to Mangalore.

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  • Brian Nazareth, Koppa/Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Dear Madam Urmila and members of the family. Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr. M.R. Shetty.
    May his soul RIP.
    Brian/Jovita

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  • Giselle D Mehta, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Dear Mrs Shetty and family,
    Dr Ramgopal Shetty's passing leaves a void larger than that experienced by your family into the wider reach of the region and community. He lived his life with many distinctions and leaves a legacy that will continue to touch numerous lives. Mr Mehta and I wish you strength and solace in this painful bereavement.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    AUM SHANTHI

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    R.I.P. sir. CONDOLENCE .

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  • Rajesh Ranjan, Darbhanga Bihar

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    R. I. P sir.. Heartfelt condolences..

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    May his soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family.

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  • Rajesh, Brahmavara/UK

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Very sad. A huge loss for Medical profession and all at MVST. I lost my mentor. RIP Sir.

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  • Johncy, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Condolences to the near and dear ones.
    We are grateful respected doctor for your contribution in nursing and related health care professions aspecially paramedicals. Your institutions are really an inspiration to the upcoming students and faculty and administrators.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Sebastin K.V., MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    The demise of Dr.M.Ramgopal Shetty has come as a shock for me.I have worked with Dr.M.V.Shetty College of Social Work from 2000 - 2009. I have closely associated with him in several occassions. I found him to be humble human being. He has tried his level best to take the para medical education to great heights. May his great soul rest in peace 🙏.

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Om Shanti My heartfelt condolences to Urmila and all the members of his Family.

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  • Raj Shetty, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Om Shanti!

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, MANGALURU

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    May his soul rest in peace we pray. Dear Urmila Madam and family members, kindly accept our heartfelt sympathies and condolences. May God grant you all the strength and courage to face this huge loss.
    With Dr. Shetty's demise, we have lost a genuine visionary in medical field, who was gem of a person. His simplicity and humility was his qualities that made him an outstanding genuine human being.
    May God Bless his soul we pray.

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  • Merlyn Brito, Orlando

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Dr. Ram Gopal Shetty was a visionary and a pioneer in the field of professional education in Mangalore but primarily he was a wonderful human being. Always soft spoken, yet quick to listen and take action when a problem was brought to his attention, he was admired and loved by the numerous students whose lives he guided. Despite being a busy vascular surgeon he established and oversaw the functioning of five colleges under the aegis of the M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust. As a member of the faculty I witnessed his involvement and concern firsthand. Today his students who are scattered all over the globe will remember him and mourn his passing.
    I extend my condolences to Urmila, Divya, Rohila and all the members of his family during this difficult time.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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