1. The king of heart Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty.He is also known
as the”Henry Ford of health care. He was the first surgeon
in India to perform the extremely risky, complicated and
dynamic cardiomyoplasty operation. He was the first surgeon
in India to perform the neo-natal open heart surgery.He is the
world’s first surgeon to perform a surgery to close the hole
in the heart with microchip camera; the first person to conduct
the first ever surgery using the stomach blood vessels to
bypass the blocked arteries of the heart and the first person
to use an artificial heart in India. In 2001,Dr.Shetty founded
Narayana Hrudayalaya, a multispeciality hospital in Bommasandra
on the outskirts of Bangalore City. He with his team pioneered
the unique concept of ”Heart City”, a 2000-5000 bed
conglomeration of multiple super specialty hospitals in a
2.Shri Shri Rajashekharananda Swamiji of Shri Vajradehi Mutt
has dedicated himself to the social service in a religious way.
His Purvashrama(real) name was Nonayya Shetty. By his continuous
dedication towards social service and outlook, extension travel
and experience he earned great reputation all over the world.
3.B.M.Hegde(Belle Monappa Hegde) is an Indian medical scientist,
educationist and author. He is a retired vice chancellor of the
Manipal University and the head of the Mangalore chapter of
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Tirupati University has conferred
Honorary Degree of Doctorate on Padma Bhushana Dr.B.M.Hegde.
4.Kowdoor Sadananda Hegde is a former speaker of the
Lok Sabha, A Supreme court Judge and the founder
of the Nitte Education Trust.
5.B.M.Sukumara Shetty. He was the former Managing
trustee of Kollur Goddess Mookambika. Kollur temple has
developed under his leadership.
6.Dr.M.Shantaram Shetty, Chairman of ”World Bunts Foundation”.
His achievements are backed by a selfless service to the
society, not just in medicine but also in education, social service
based on the bedrock of profound Knowledge.
7. Dr.R.N.Shetty is an Indian entrepreneur, philanthropist
and an educationist. He is the owner of R.N.Shetty group
of companies which includes R.N.S.Maruthi Suzuki,
Murdeshwar ceramics and Navin Hotel Limited and he
is also the Chairman of the educational institutions
under the R.N.Shetty trust. He is credited with modernisation
of the temple town of Murdeshwar. The Murdeshwara Shiva
temple and temple complex including the 249 feet tall Raja
Gopura which is credited the tallest Gopuram in the Asia
as well as a huge towering statue of Shiva considered
to be the tallest statue of Shiva in the world, were built by
the finance provided by R.N.Shetty.
8. Dr.B.R.Shetty is the M.D.and C.E.O. of U.A.E.Exchange.
The company is headquartered in Abu Dhabi and operates
more than 700 offices across 30 nations globally.
9.Dr S..Ramanand Shetty is the former vice Chancellor
of Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
At present he is the vice chancellor of Nitte University.
10.Mrs.Subi Mally is the Chairperson and Managing
Director of Strategic Sourcing Group, which has
literally revolutionized the concept of Marketing
as an overall industry.
11.Bellipady Ramanath Rai is an Indian politician.
He is the minister for forest, environment and ecology
in Karnataka state government.
12.Shakuntala Shetty is a social worker and MLA from Puttur,
13.K.J.Shetty Kadandale is a distinguished writer and
14.Aishwarya Rai is an Indian film actress and winner of the
Miss World pageant in 1994.
15.Shilpa Shetty is an Indian film actress and model.
16.Durga Shetty is an actress in Kannada movies.
17.Dr.M.Mohan Alva is the chairman of Alva’s Education
Foundation. Nudi Siri is a literary event which will be held at
vidyagiri complex of Alva’s Education Foundation.
18.V.P.Shetty is an Indian Banker and former chairman of
I.D.B.I. He is the recipient of the ”Banker of the Year” award
-2003 from Business Standard Group.
19.Kedambadi Jattappa Rai is the author of ”Reminiscences
of a Hunter”.It is a narrative of the exciting adventures of a
20. Vivek Rai, PHD, is a prolific writer and programmer.
Since 2010 he has been a post-doctoral fellow in Diabetes
21.B.Nagaraj Shetty is the chairman of Coastal Development
22.Usha P.Rai is an accomplished writer, artist and novelist.
23.Bhavya Shri Rai is an actress in Kannada movies.
24.Gurukiran had sung many songs in Kannada films
in his own composition as well as other’s.
25.Kayyara kinhanna Rai is a poet, author, Indian
independence activist and former journalist.He has been
conferred with Nadoja award(2006)
26.Arya Lakshminarayana Alva,a well known personality
of Bunts community is a folklore expert, litterateur and
27.Attavar Balakrishna Shetty founded Vijaya Bank on
23rd October 1931.
28.Mulki Sundar ram Shetty was the chairman of Vijaya Bank
from 1962 to 1978 resulting in the growth of Vijaya Bank.
29.Kanthadi guttu Harish Pergade is the founder of Sri Matha
Lakshani -Old Age Home, which takes care of elderly with
love and care.
30.Rohit Shetty is an Indian film director and cinematographer.
31.Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur,
hotelier and liquor boutique owner.
32.Fighter Shetty alias Madhu B.Shetty is a popular Indian Stunt master,
and action choreographer cum actor.
33.Dr.Sunita M.Shetty, a well known Kannada,Tulu writer from Mumbai,
has been awarded the prestigious Jayadevi Tayi Ligade award
for an eminent woman achiever from Maharashtra, for the year 2012,
instituted by the Vidyadhara Kannada Pratishtana.She has been
conferred with the Ajantha National Award by Ajantha Pratishtana
Bangalore.She is a writer,poet,critic,scholar and educationist of repute.
34.Dr.K.Sanjeeva Shetty, a veteran Kannadiga activist titled as
Bheeshmacharya of Kannada, teacher and mentor. He was a
renowned poet,critic and Kannada columnist, story writer and
founder editor of Bantaravani bulletin published by metro based
Bunts Sangh. He has bagged more than 150 awards from social,
welfare, voluntary organizations and literacy unions from all over
35.Dr.B.A.Vivek Rai is a veteran scholar, researcher and writer
and has been the former vice chancellor of Hampi Kannada University
and Mysore Open University.He has been elected as the President of
Alvas Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat-2013.
36.Vidwan Kantha Rai was one of the leading Talamaddale artists
of this century.
37.Dr.Sadanand R.Shetty has a unique distinction of performing the
1st angiography and first angioplasty at two leading private institutes
in Mumbai.He is currently Prof.& Head of Dept. of Medicine & Cardiology
at Dr.D.Y.Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.He is an excellent
orator and outstanding leader.He conducts many lectures and
teaching programs for lay people and medical community.
38.Yedthere Manjayya Shetty served the people with selfless
perspective by providing basic facilities and starting the public
favour projects. He is an example/inspiration for us to serve
the society. He was elected 3 times as M.L.A. and once as M.L.C.
unopposed.Yedthere Manjayya Shetty law college, in Kundapur is affiliated
to Mangalore University.Yedthere Nursing Home also is in Kundapur.
39.Vishu Shetty is a social worker. He has rescued many helpless orphans
and sick persons.
40.Prakash Rai is an Indian film actor. He was awarded Best
Supporting Actor Award for Tamil film ”Singham” in negative role
41.Varadaraj M. Shetty, came to the Middle East at the age of 18
and worked in various roles in hospitality sctor before starting
the Ramee Group, which owns 37 properties including hotels,
apartments and resorts in India,U.A.E.,Bahrain and Oman.
42.Shweta shetty is an Indian pop singer.
43.Basruru Appanna Hegde is Dharmadhikari of Mahalingeshwar
temple, Basrur and State Religious Council member.He is the
Managing Trustee of Gurukula Public School.
44.Haladi Srinivasa Shetty is MLA from Coondapura and also
known as the Vajapayee of Udupi, Karnataka.
45.Ganesh Hegde is an Indian singer, performer,video director
46.Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress. She was crowned
as the second runner up at the Miss Universe India,2010.
47.Jayaprakash Hegde is an Indian politician who has been
a minister in government of Karnataka. He was also a member
of India’s Parliament.
48.Dr.Chandrashekar Shetty was the first Bunt Vice Chancellor of
R G U H S Medical University, Karnataka.
49.Kaup Bhojaraja Shetty, teacher built Mahadevi High School
the first one in Kaup.
50. Esha Vittaldas Swamiji, known as ”Kemaru Swamiji”, hails
from Paladka, Moodabidre. His parents, Vittal Shetty and
Prema Shetty were heads of the school. He established his
own mutt called ”Kemaru Mutt”, near Paladka. His ”Sandipani
Ashram” looks after orphan children, giving them food, shelter
and free education.