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Saturday, August 20, 2005

A Humble and Inspiring Article

Recently happened to read Subroto Baghchi's (COO and co-founder of MindTree Consulting, Bangalore) article on Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty. Does the name ring bells? The man behind Bangalore's Narayan Hrudayalaya, the one who succeeded in making both Indians and Pakistanis pray for the little girl Noor to revive back to health, thereby achieving harmony of thought between the countries beyond all the nuclear wars - for which the goverment is still striving. The article talks about the author's "A Day at NH with Dr.Devi Shetty" but definitely after reading it, I admired the selfless noble efforts of this DOCTOR, who has turned out to be my role model philanthropist.

An excerpt...
Farmers in Karnataka can get a free cardiac surgery at NH for just Rs. 5 per month which would otherwise cost them $100000!! Surprising..but many thanks to the micro health Yeshasvini scheme introduced by the DOCTOR who is out to help everyone irrespective of their repaying capacity. The DOCTOR who sepends almost 85% of his time in his patient-facing activity, promises his patients help and heals them by his mere presence, magical touch and his down-to-earth soothing words.

For the DOCTOR compassion and dedication to work, intersection desire for money is a NULL Set. And yeah, he is interested in software and business and has a vision for the country to become an economically powerful one by investing in healthcare. As a family man, he eats rotis packed in a lunch box by his wife (how sweet!!) and takes the family out for a vacation twice a year.


- who is an epitome for "Care with Compassion"
- who drives the point "there is only one language, the language of heart"
- who lives upto Mother Teresa's "People who work with hands, do not need a prayer on their lips"

As quoted by Subroto Baghchi
"Dr.Devi Shetty - 40,000 open heart surgeries and still beating, walking in the profusion of LIGHT!!!"


  • At 2:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    In this era when hospitals are being run with the objective of "making money" and healthcare stocks are being increasingly traded , it is heartening to see such noble gestures... After all isnt human life precious than anything else .. Which "return" can match the gratitude of a patient whose life you have improved or saved .....

  • At 10:14 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @Anon-That was an excerpt of the excerpt. Well said :)


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