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Meet BR Shetty, the business tycoon who owns 2 floors in Burj Khalifa

New Delhi, Nov 4: Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, better known as B R Shetty, owns all the apartments on the 100th and 140th floors of Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, which he reportedly acquired for a

India TV Business Desk India TV Business Desk Updated on: November 05, 2012 12:30 IST

Born in a Bunt family to Shambhu Shetty and Koosamma Shetty, he hails from the Bavaguthu clan who were among the biggest landlords in Kaup, Udupi district, Karnataka, India. A trained pharmacist, Shetty arrived in the UAE in 1973. After recognizing tremendous opportunities in the country's healthcare sector, he opened his first pharmacy in 1975. He then established the New Medical Centre, which also included a dedicated dental department, in 1977. Over the years, the group witnessed steady growth and in 2003, it became the largest hospital chain in the UAE following the acquisition of the National Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Today, it treats more than one million patients a year.



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