India’s most reputed cardiac surgeon and humanitarian, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty was awarded 27th P.C. Chandra Puraskaar, the annual national award from the P.C. Chandra Group at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. General Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and gave away the award.
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is an Indian cardiac surgeon and entrepreneur . He is chairman and Founder of Narayana Health, a chain of 21 medical centers in India.He has performed more than 15,000 heart operations.In 2004 he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2012, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.
P.C. Chandra Puraskaar award ceremony was introduced in 1993 as a tribute to late Shri Puran Chandra. It carries an honorarium of Rs. 10 lakhs, which is tax exempt. The award has recognized people from various field and paths of life achieving great success in their respective fields.