Dr B R Shetty was given the Rajiv Gandhi award for Best NRI of the Year at the PEHCHAN-3rd Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards 2011.
The Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards were instituted in the memory of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the year 2010. To reward the outstanding performers in the industry, PEHCHAN, an NGO nurturing the Girl Child and working towards the education of the Girl Child and marriage of poor girls, had instituted these Awards to keep alive, the memory of our beloved late Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji. The 3rd edition of Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards 2011 is a tribute to his vision of a strong and self-reliant India.
The elite awards, year after year, would identify and honor professionals who have envisioned and created marvels to create a mark and strives to recognize and encourage outstanding people for their perfection and contribution towards the society and nation which inspires others also to follow suit.