Mangaluru: Dubai’s Yakshagana, drama stalwart Vittal Shetty passes away at 63


News: Shodhan Prasad

Mangaluru, Oct 22: Yakshagana stalwart and drama artiste, the well-known, simple but active person Vittal Shetty passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Friday October 22. He was 63

Shetty was the general secretary of Patla Foundation Trust’s UAE Ghataka and one of the founder member of Yaksha Mitraru Dubai along with Chidanand Poojary. He was also a very active member in UAE Bunts, UAE Tulu Koota, Gammath Kalavidaru and various Tulu and Karnataka associations in UAE. He was the strength behind Yakshagana Tharabethi Kendra in Dubai headed by Dinesh Shetty and Shekar Shettigar.

In his earlier days in Mangaluru, he was a well-known drama artiste and organiser which was his passion all the time along with his business which he carried along with him on arriving to UAE.

A resident of Tharethota in Nanthoor, Mangaluru, Shetty had been in the UAE for more than 30 years. He left UAE few years ago to restart a small business in Mangaluru which he was always thinking of. His last working was in a company in Abu Dhabi.

Fondly known as ‘Vitallanna’, he was always soft spoken, had a warm approach, and was a good actor, speaker, MC and a great artiste. He had a commanding and rich voice and a great personality.

He was a bit down after the demise of his beloved wife few years ago. Shetty has left behind daughters Deepika Suresh, Shraddha Shetty and Neha Shetty and a granddaughter.

Shetty’s funeral will be held on October 23 at his residence.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • B R Baliga, Chilimbi Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Mr. Shetty was my class mate St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. After a long time when he came down to Mangalore he personally met me at my office. I am deeply sorry for his untimely death. May his noble soul rest in peace

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  • Hari Prasad Rao, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Extremely sad news... Very friendly and humble person..... Om Shanthi

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Very charming person.. really a loss to all of us..was having wast Uinformation about Yakshagana. He has taken so many risk and did hardwork to play Yakshagana in Dubai....RIP Shetre...

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  • Jeetendra hegde, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    ......omg. can't believe, we had a get-together very recently....om shanti.

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  • Daya Kirodian, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    My heartfelt condolence to Vittal Shetty family. Vittal Anna was an active member of UAE Tulu Koota Dubai. He was a good drama aritst & we still remember his role in one of our Billawa Balaga programme Koti Chenayya. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Walter Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Unexpected and shocking news. He was very helpful and Joyous person. May His soul rest in Peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family members

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Very sad news. Heartfelt condolences to all members of the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in peace.

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  • Clifford, Bejai, abu dhabi

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members. Indeed a helpful person. Rest in peace Vitallanna

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  • Sudhakar Alva, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Vittalanna was very friendly person. Few months back I met him in private function. We were discussing few good memories of Dubai. We worked together in U AE Bunts sangha ,UAE Tulu koota. Miss you vittalanna. May your soul rest in peace.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • Stanley karkada, Mangalore /Kadri / USA.

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to the family, May his Soul Rest in Peace..

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  • Cyril Richard Fernandes, Shivabagh Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Heart'felt condolences to the bereaved family members.RIP brother.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    How Great is your name Lord ! Suddenly, our dear friend Vittal Shetty left us to join you, Creator. We really feel his absence and very sad and unable to Console his dear family and friends. Kindly give them enough strength to bear this loss. Please Accept him into your Heavenly Abode to be with you for ever THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR YOUR INFINITE LOVE AND KINDNESS !!!

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Very unexpected and sad news. Yes I have seen him in the forefront many times at drama venues. May God grant him heavenly peace and solace to his family. RIP

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  • Gerorge D' Souza, Permannur/Bendurwell

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    It's shocking news for our family as you were our family friend. Every get together in Abu-Dhabi, Dubai as well in Mangalore you were there with us. You were very honest and helpful person in many issues. There are no words to express our feelings. It's a big loss for us and miss you terribly. Adieu my dear friend and Rest In Peace. Our heatfelt condolences to his family.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    God calls only good people, not allowing to complete their good deeds to the society fully. Because, god also knows its useless to make society happy. Everything is taken for granted and their enjoyment. This world is getting crooked/cunning/cruel more and more day by day. My condolences to his bereaved family. Om shanthi Vittalanna....🙏

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  • Shodhan Prasad, Attavar/Dubai

    Fri, Oct 22 2021

    Me and My Family join in condoling the sad and sudden demise of our beloved friend 'Vitallanna'. May our Lord bestow strength to his family to bear this untimely loss. Our prayers are there for his Soul to Rest In Peace. Always remembered.

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