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Political leaders condole businessman and philanthropist R N Shetty’s dead


Team Udayavani, Dec 17, 2020, 1:51 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Eminent philanthropist R N Shetty’s death has left a deep imprint in the construction, infrastructure development, hospitality, and education sector, said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condoling the businessman’s death.

“Deeply pained to learn about the demise of RN Shetty who was born in a peasant family ventured into various businesses and left a deep imprint in the construction, infrastructure development, hospitality and education sector,” BSY tweeted.

Remembering him as ”Mahadani” (great philanthropist), former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said, “I am deeply pained to learn about the demise of great philanthropist and businessman Dr R N Shetty who had founded various education and religious institutions.”

Eminent businessman and philanthropist R N Shetty died at his residence here due to a cardiac arrest in the early hours of Thursday, family members said.
He was 92 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

Born on August 15, 1928 at Murudeshwar in the coastal district of Uttara Kannada, Rama Nagappa Shetty founded the RN Shetty and Company in 1961 and ventured into the construction industry with focus on infrastructure building.

He built tunnels for the railways, dams, canals, bridges, and buildings in various parts of Karnataka and neighbouring states.

Later, he entered the hospitality and education sector and left a mark there as well.

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