Philanthropist Dr. B R Shetty Donates INR 4 Crore to Flood-Hit Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram, August 27, 2018: Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder  of Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare, met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crore in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has affected the State. He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO, Unimoni India.

“Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority, and we must all join hands to support this noble cause. The losses suffered by the people is unimaginable. I will be glad if my humble contributions can make a positive difference in rebuilding their lives. We will continue to extend our full-fledged support to government initiatives that will help in rebuilding God’s own country,” said Dr. B.R. Shetty.

Besides his contribution of INR 4 Crores to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Dr. Shetty has further contributed INR 9.5 Crores to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, which is facilitating the provisioning of relief support from the UAE. Additionally, Unimoni and UAE Exchange, alongside with NMC Healthcare, have been actively assisting the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in Kerala through multiple initiatives. 

“As a committed corporate citizen who firmly believes in helping communities in times of need, it is our responsibility to do all that within our power to aid the people of Kerala who are facing this unprecedented, natural calamity. Our teams are in full action, across our global network, to extend every support possible for the millions affected; and with support pouring in from all quarters, we are confident that Kerala will soon recover from this disaster. We have also rolled out global awareness campaigns for raising funds and collecting relief material, wherein our branches are acting as collection points,” commented Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr.

In an earlier announcement, UAE Exchange and Unimoni had globally waived off the service fee on remittances to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund in an effort to mobilise funds and enable their customers to contribute towards the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts. Additionally, Unimoni India has enabled donations to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund via its mobile wallet that allows its customers to contribute towards the relief efforts.