He is survived by his wife Prof Hima Urmila Shetty and two daughters.
Dr Shetty, who had made significant contributions to the educational field in the region, was instrumental in introducing many vocational courses in nursing, physiotherapy, speech and hearing, Medical Laboratory Technology etc under Mangalore University.
Some of these courses later came under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Dr Shetty had his early education at St Aloysius High School and completed his graduation and post graduation from KMC, Mangalore. Later, he left for UK on a vascular surgery fellowship. He had served as Assistant Professor in Surgery at KMC till 1989.
He had also served as executive member of Rehabilitation Council of India.