Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty is born on Krishna Janmasthami Day to Shambu Shetty, Vice Chairman of the Municipal Council in Udupi and Koosamma Shetty.
1942
Dr. Shetty was an enthusiatic NCC (National Cadet Corps) Cadet. He attributes much of his success to the discipline instilled in him by the NCC.
1958
Dr. Shetty was elected to the post of vice-chairmamn of Muncipal council of Udupi, following in his fathers footsteps. Here he is seen with the members of the council
1966
Setting foot on Arabian Soil - Armed with a degree in pharmacy Dr. Shetty arrived in Abu dhabi in 1973 in search of a job and better prospects.
1973
Established New Medical Centre (NMC) - Realising that healthcare facilities in the UAE were rudimentary at that time and foreseeing tremendous potential, Dr. Shetty ventured into the field of healthcare by establishing New Medical Centre (NMC) in 1975.
1975
Dr. BR. Shetty married a Doctor and future Medical director in Chandrakumari Raghuram Shetty
1976
With his legendary foresight and vision, Dr. Shetty identified expatriate aspirations to contribute back to the loved ones left behind in their home countries. This led to the involvement in the management of UAE Exchange.
1980
Established NMC Trading - Dr. Shetty started NMC Trading with new lines across distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical and scientific equipment, fast moving consumer goods, educational and veterinary products.
1981
With the rapid expansion and growth of the UAE in the 1980s New Medical Centre expanded from a clinic to a medical centre to a hospital
1983
UAE Exchange consolidates its position as the market leader in the UAE
1988
Diversification of NMC trading into consumer product with agency distribution of Nivea products across the UAE
1989
UAE Exchange becomes 1st Exchange house to become a SWIFT member
1993
NMC expands into the emirate of Sharjah by setting up New Medical Centre in 1996
1996
Karnataka Rajyotsava Award - the highest social recognition by the Government of Karnataka was awarded for creative and constructive contribution to the development of the State within and outside India.
1997
Through the 1990s UAE Exchange diversified its revenue base by launchig new products such as express money transfer, gold cards and other financial services. While extending its services to new geographies including Kuwait, Oman and India.
1998
NMC opens its first hospital in Deira, Dubai in 1999
1999
Xpress Money - The leading global instant money transfer service is establihed
2001
Dr. Shetty founded Neopharma, the UAE based pharmaceutical manufacturer in 2003
2003
NMC sets up its most advanced hospital to date – NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai in 2004
2004
‘Order of Abu Dhabi’ conferred by Govt. of Abu Dhabi - For demonstrating determination to help others despite obstacles and his outstanding contribution for the development of the community and the cause of Emirate. Watch the video
2005
Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on behalf of the Govt. of India (2007) and the Forbes Middle East Top Indian Leaders in the UAE Award, among many others. Watch the video
2007
NMC expands into the beautiful garden city of Al Ain with NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain in 2008
2008
Padma Shri Award by the President of India H.E. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on behalf of the Govt. of India. Watch the video
2009
Listing of NMC Health Plc. on prestigious London Stock Exchange and is part of FTSE-250 index.
2012
Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain is an initiative of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and the ruler of Abu Dhabi towards the development of healthcare in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. NMC is the first private healthcare company to be appointed to manage and operate a federal hospital owing to its years of experience and contribution in the healthcare sector of the UAE.
2012
UAE Exchange is one of the world's largest money transfer companies handling over USD 27 Billion in remittances and foregin exchange. It has over 700 branches in more than 30 countries around the world.
2013
NMC healthcare is the UAE's largest pvt healthcare provider with 12 facilities across 5 Cities and 4 Emirates and treating 2 million patients annually
2014
Dr. B. R. Shetty to acquire travelex supported by associates of centurion. Read More
2014
Dr. B. R. Shetty receiving the Frost & Sullivan - Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 Read More
2014
NMC Healthcare brings round-the-clock care to 200,000 residents with new multi-speciality hospital in Dubai investments park. Read More
2014
Dr. B R Shetty was presented with the Lakshya Business Visionary Award at the recently concluded award ceremony on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Campus in Mumbai, India. Read More
2014
Dr. B.R. Shetty has been conferred The Lifetime Achievement Award on November 09, 2014 by the Indian Medical Association at Medicine Millenium held in Kovalam, Kerala. Read More
2014
Dr. B.R Shetty to invest 100 crores in Saudi healthcare sector.
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2014
NMC Healthcare Opens New Medical Centre In Al Ain
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2014
Dr. B. R. Shetty honoured with Global Indian Achiever Award
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2015
NMC is declared a Super Brand
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2015
Dr. B. R. Shetty receiving the ‘Deal of the Year’ Award
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2015
NMC Healthcare wins ‘2015 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Integrated Healthcare Company of the Year Award’
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2015
NMC gives Nepal victims aid worth AED 1.8 million
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2015
Dr. B. R. Shetty wins ‘Business Personality of the Year’ award
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2015
Dr. B. R. Shetty donates AED 2 million to Special Care Centre
2015
Dr. B. R. Shetty with Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, on the latter’s visit to the UAE.
2015
Dr. B. R. Shetty awarded ‘Business Leader of the Year Award’ at Gulf Business Industry awards
2015
Dr. B.R. Shetty with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London
2015
Dr. B.R. Shetty donates a classroom to the Rashid Centre for the disabled, Dubai
2015
In 2015 NMC acquired a number of reputed healthcare firms and has expanded further into the field. These acquisitions include companies based abroad like the Clinica Eugin, based in Barcelona, Spain & companies based in the UAE like Dr. Sunny Healthcare Group, Americare Group, Fakih IVF Group, Provita.
2015
Royal Gourmet, one of the region’s leading catering and hospitality service providers, was acquired by Dr. B R Shetty. It comprises of Royal Catering Services (Royal Catering) founded in 2003, and several restaurants, including Rosina Bellina, Nova Café, Café D’ Alsace, Rozanah and Catch, as well as food concepts - 82L8 and Delecto.
2015
NMC Royal Hospital opens in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. The UAE's largest multispecialty hospital, considered the hospital of tomorrow is the first-of-its-kind in the private sector to offer continuum of care for its patients besides providing world-class emergency, critical and acute cardiovascular care.
2016
Dr. B.R. Shetty acquired Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Company (ADVOC), a top class manufacturer and distributor of high quality edible oil products in the region. This plant has several independent filling stations and is capable of simultaneously handling different packaging and five oil types at the same time including Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil, Palm Oil, Soya Bean Oil Canola Oil and Olive Oil.
2016
Dr. B.R. Shetty honoured with Business Excellence Award by the Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC) Dubai
2016
NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi awarded the HAAD Jawda Award at the 4th Annual Middle East Patient Safety & Quality Congress.
2016
NMC Healthcare was felicitated and recognized as the leading healthcare brand at the Superbrands Tribute Event 2016.
2016
NMC Healthcare awarded three awards at the Asia Healthcare Excellence Awards 2016.

1. Best customer service in healthcare
2. Best multi-specialty hospital- NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City
3. Best use of social media & digital marketing in healthcare
2016
NMC Healthcare awarded Gold Stevie Award and People's Choice Stevie Award at the International Business Awards 2016.
2016
Dr. B. R. Shetty awarded the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Leadership. 
2016
Dr. B. R. Shetty conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Middlesex University Dubai.
2016
NMC Healthcare buys Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah for $560 Million.
2016
CNBC Arabia honors Dr. B.R. Shetty for Contributions to Expat Community.
2016
NMC Royal Hospital -Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi wins Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2016.
2017
Dr. B. R. Shetty, honoured with a special award for his invaluable contribution to the region's healthcare industry at the inaugural edition of the Annual Health Awards.
2017
NMC launched its full-fledged oncology care centre, NMC Vinoda, making it the first-of-its-kind oncology centre that covers the full spectrum of diagnosis and medical/surgical management of cancer.
2017
NMC receives the coveted Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award (MRM).
2017
NMC Healthcare Recognized as one of the Top Companies to Work For in UAE by Great Place to Work Institute
2017
In four decades in the UAE Dr.Shetty has had a lot of success and a lot to be thankful for.Dr.Shetty passion is serving people and the community and this service mindset is evident in all the businesess he has founded.In addition to the flagship companies in healthcare and financial services,Dr.Shetty has strived to serve the UAE through endeavours in the field of Education,Health foods,Hospitality and his commitment to and participation in hundreds of community and social programmes