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Shamsheer Vayalil

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Net worth 2018: $1.51 Billion
Industry: Healthcare
Residence: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Country: India
Children: 4

Shamsheer Vayalil was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, India. Shamsheer Vayalil is #1532 in List Billionaires People In The World. Shamsheer Vayalil, son-in-law of Gulf retailing billionaire M.A. Yusuff Ali, founded VPS Healthcare, a network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Born into a business family in Kerala state, he migrated to the Middle East after medical studies and worked as a radiologist at a local hospital. Backed initially by his wealthy father-in-law, Vayalil started with one hospital in Abu Dhabi in 2007. VPS also owns the Rockland Hospital chain in Delhi and the VPS Lakeshore Hospital in Kochi.


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Shamsheer Vayalil
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur and philanthropist born January 11, 1977. He is the founder and managing director of VPS Healthcare. According to Forbes, Dr. Shamsheer is currently the 98th wealthiest Indian (as on 24 September 2016), with a personal wealth of $1.3 billion. He is a proud recipient of the 2015 GPF Global Humanitarian Award, which he received at a special reception hosted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He is also the youngest recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in 2014. Additionally, in 2014, he became the youngest Indian to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Aligarh Muslim University India.He has also been listed in Forbes Global Rich List 2017; Forbes Top Indian Leaders in the Arab Region 2016 and was featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine 2014. Similarly, he was also listed as one of the 100 Most Powerful Indians in the Persian Gulf region by Arabian Business Magazine.Dr. Shamsheer was born in Kerala, on January 11, 1977. He completed his Bachelors in Medicine from Kasturba Medical College before pursuing his MD in Radiology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai.Dr. Shamsheer started his career as a Radiologist at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, where he worked for 12 months. In 2007, he started providing medical aid and care through his first hospital which he soon diversified into related healthcare businesses within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Indian Subcontinent region. Among Dr. Shamsheer's flagship projects is the Burjeel Hospital, which is also Abu Dhabi's largest private tertiary care hospital.VPS Healthcare focuses on the areas of healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical and health support, with presence across UAE, Europe, Oman and India. At present, the group manages twenty fully operational hospital in addition to primary, secondary and tertiary care clinics and medical centers, industrial medicine practices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmacy retail chain, and healthcare support services spread across the Middle East, Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.In October 2014, the VPS Healthcare Group, under the leadership of Dr. Shamsheer, set the Guinness World Record of the largest Simultaneous Self-Examination for Breast Cancer.In April 2014, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil filed a petition in the Indian Supreme Court regarding the NRI Voting Rights. He was concerned by the existing procedure in which the NRIs had to travel to their constituency to vote. He moved the Supreme Court to make the process easier. Acting on his PIL, the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to explore the possibilities for NRIs to cast their vote. Acting on the Supreme Court’s directive, the Election Commission set up a committee to explore the possibilities of NRIs to vote. In October 2014, based on the committee’s recommendation, the Election Commission submitted its report to the Supreme Court, which has recommended enabling NRIs to vote by proxy and e-postal ballot. The Indian Government has also favored e-postal ballot for NRIs and the introduction of the bill in the Indian Parliament for NRI Voting Rights is still awaited.
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