Business Letter Greetings :
The Greeting Also Called The Salutation :
The greeting in a business letter is always formal.
It normally begins with the word DEAR and always includes the person’s last name.
It normally has a little such as Mr, Mrs., Dr., or a political title use a first name only if the title is unclear.
The greeting in a business letter may ends in a colon or comma.
Names and titles of people use the full name in standard writing unless the person uses an initial as part of his or her name.
DR. Govind Raghvan
Robert E. Lee
The initial is fine here because that is the name went by.
Social titles before a proper name are capitalized.
All but miss and master are abbreviated and end with a period.
Social titles : Mr., Master, Mrs., Miss, Ms
Mlle. – Mme., M., Messrs., (Plural of Mr. or M.)
Mmes. - plural of Mrs., Ms., Mme.
Business Letter Greetings
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