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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:15:47 AM (IST)  

Padma Bhushan Award for Veteran Physician, Administrator, Dr B M Hegde

Bangalore: Padma Bhushan Award for Veteran Physician, Administrator, Dr B M Hegde

Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SP)

Bangalore, Jan 26: Veteran physician and administrator from the undivided Dakshina Kannada district, Dr B M Hegde, has been chosen for the Padma Bhushan award under medical category.

Dr Belle Monappa Hegde was born on August 18, 1938. Presently, he resides at 'Manjunath', Pais Hills, Bejai, Mangalore. He is an affiliate professor of Human Health, University of Northern Colorado since 2002, chairman, Bihar State Health Society’s Expert Committee, Patna, member, Postgraduate Medical Education Board, Government of India, former chairman, Ohio University Trust, Bangalore, chairman, Gandhipathi Engineering College Governing Board, Vellore, chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore Kendra, editor in chief, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Mangalore and Pennsylvania State University, USA, former vice chancellor, Manipal University, former professor of cardiology (Visiting), London University since 1982 till 2009, is admired not only for his skills in the medical field, but also for his humane approach and his insistence of minimum use of medicines and his stress on holistic medicine.

Hegde has the following educational qualifications to his credit:
MBBS (Madras), MD (Lucknow), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCPI (Dublin), FACC (USA) and FAMS. He has undergone training in cardiology at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, under Nobel Laureate Bernard Lown, training in cardiology at the National Heart Hospital, The Middlesex Hospitals, London, under Late Walter Somerville and Late Richard Emanuel.
As a student, he was a gold medalist and had won prizae in surgery from Madras University. DGHS from the government of India and scholarship for MD from Lucknow University. He is backed by the experience spanning over 45 years in teaching the undergraduates and postgraduates.

He was the visiting professor for various universities. He has been the chairman of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan in Mangalore for the last 35 years. He has authored 35 books in English and Kannada besides presenting 289 research papers in the country and abroad.

Dr Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, spiritual head of Adichunchanagiri Mutt (Social Service), and Pandit Puttaraj Gawai ( Music) have also done the state proud by being picked up by the centre for the Padma Bhushan awards. Arundhati Nag (Theatre), Dr B Ramana Rao (Medical), Prof Kodaganoor S Gopinath (Medical), Prof R Satyanarayan Rao (Science and Engineering) and Dr Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath (Science and Engineering) have been chosen for the Padmashree awards.

Nobel laureate, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, head of Apollo Group of Hospitals, Pratap Reddy, and former Reserve Bank of India governor, Y V Reddy, have been chosen for the second highest civilian award, ‘Padma Vibhushan’. Well known cine music director, A R Rehman, and Bollywood actor, Amir Khan, have won the ‘Padma Bhushan’ awards.

No one has been chosen for conferring ‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian honour in the country.

Out of a total of 130  Padma awards announced, six are Padma Vibhushan awards, 43 are Padma Bhushan and the remaining 81, Padmashree awards. Under the category, foreigners, NRIs and persons of Indian origin, 13 have been selected.

Famous theatre artistes, Ibrahim Alkaji and Zohra Sehgal and Mridangam exponent, Umayalapuram K Shivaram, have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan awards.

Cricketer Virender Sehwag, hockey player, Igatius Tirkey, Farmula 1 driver, Narayanan Kartikeyan, badminton star, Saina Nehwal, boxer Vijender Singh and Ramakant Achrekar, who had coached Sachin Tendulkar, have been picked for the Padmashree awards under sports category.

Tamil music composer, Ilayaraja, Hindustani classical music maestro, Pandit Channulal Mishra, danceuse Mallika Sarabhai, former cabinet secretary, B K Chaturvedi are among the Padmabhushan awardees.

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Comments on this article
B K Murthy 86 yrs, Bangalore
Saturday, October 04, 2014

Long live doctor with good health andhappiness. You are real embodiment of divinity and any mundane awawrd conferred on you is tantamouny yo sestf outdrlbrd. Bharaat Rathna which is supposed to be the top most honour of our land oughtto havae been conferred on you. You desserve it squarely than anybody else in the whole world and not only India

Super human Hegde, Shivaswamy
Monday, January 28, 2013

The great Doctor has looked medical field with an eye of Vedas, and found the immense wealth of knowledge hidden in our scripts.
He has also cautioned the worlds inclination to words dependence on chemical formulations for welbeinhg .
His findings on Polio immunasitaion needs a second look before it is too late.
I love to hear his voice which is clear and straight .

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Dr B N Nagarj, Bangalore
Thursday, September 02, 2010

I know Prof B M Hegde by reading his inspiring articles on cardiac health.Firstly he is a thorough Human .His concern for mankind is simply super and heart touching.I watched his TV interview on benefits of coconut oil on human health and the wrong impressions people have .his open comments on the present drug mafia and what are the facts that the present day docters should know .I am simply moved by his openness about the capitalist drug manufacturers gimmicks in selling their drugs .I strongly recomand that the Governaments should such sincere and honest super docters on policy boards in the interest of the mankind.

muhammad ridhauddin, sg buloh malaysia
Sunday, April 11, 2010

congratulation hegde/im an ex student of yours/you deserve much more than this/keep going/may the almighty bless you forever

prabhakar, chennai
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Iam not from the medical profession. Iam a chartered accountant.I just happened to attend one of the golden jubilee celebration meetings of the Bhavan in Madras. The speech was so inspiring. No one better than Prof. Hegde deserves this award.

Manju Lata Rao, Kanpur, India
Monday, February 22, 2010

Hearty Congratulations to you SIR on the very well deserved Padma Bhushan award. I have always enjoyed and learned a lot listening to your lectures and forwards of publications. Thank you for your contributions in many ways for the society at large and the boldness to revolutionize the orthodox thinking, shedding rays of light. THANK YOU SIR. Wish You many more Blessings. Due respects and most sincere regards..Manju Lata Rao

Prof Joanna Floros, Hershey PA USA
Saturday, February 13, 2010

I had the good fortune in the last few years to have my path cross with that of Prof. Hegde and what a privilege and delight this has been. It is difficult for one to believe that such a level of intellect (like that of Prof. Hegde) can be packaged together with an equal level of kindness, compassion, love, energy, desire to help individuals world-wide as well as protect individuals from drugs and medical interventions that may delay recovery or, even worse, harm them.

 However, when one meets Prof. Hegde, one to his/her great amazement can see that this is entirely possible, but sadly not very common. I personally feel humbled to say that I know Prof. Hegde and call him my friend. I had the good fortune to personally experience the entire “Hegde package” when last year I suffered from a cervical vertebrae problem. He called me nearly every day from India to check on my recovery and provide me with encouragement to stay away from surgery and allow the natural processes of healing to do their job. At the same time he provided me with information and guidance for using non-invasive therapies, and made contact with individuals who could help me. Less than 3 months later, to my surprise, I felt good enough to travel to India to witness his son’s wedding, meet his family and friends, and learn of the Indian academic world. An amazing and treasured experience! My recovery continued and this trip was subsequently followed within the next few months by several overseas trips. Dear Monappa, thank you for allowing me to call you my friend and for being there for me. No one could have found a better person deserving this award. Congratulations. Me agapi. Yana

Vaman Shenoy, Colorado, US
Thursday, February 11, 2010

No award can truly validate what Dr. BM Hegde has contributed to the society. BM Hegde was my cardiologist. As a kid growing up with bicuspid aortic valve and running scared, he reassured me, just talked to me and gave me hope. That was 30 years ago. Ten years ago I had surgery and today i am as healthy as a horse. I am sure he doesn't know who I am or how immensely he had helped me. That is true service, giving people hope and helping people without expecting anything in return.... Thank you Dr. Hegde!!!!!! I am sure there are many more stories like mine..

Satish Shetty, Redmond, USA
Sunday, January 31, 2010

Congratulations Mr. B.M.Hegde. Now, Entire India recognized your great achievements. All Bunts and all Indians should be proud of you!

Elveera Fernandes,
Sunday, January 31, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B.M.Hegde on you being confered the Padma Bhushan award by the President of India. You have done Mangalore proud and we are honoured by you receiving this great award. All the best in your future endeavours.

K.P.Sheka MD, FACS, Staten Island, NY, USA
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monappanna, as we call him lovingly has made all of us proud.I am his student and has no doubt about his abilities. As a teacher he has tremendous influence on all the people who had the privilege of meeting him in person or those read his articles.We wish long and healthy life to our dear Monappanna."Every individual has a place to fill in this world and it is important in some respects whether he chooses to be so or not." Hawthorne.

Austin Santhosh, Haleangadi/Bahrain
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Congratulations Dr. B.M. Hegde. You are an inspiration to all Mangaloreans. I admire you as a great human being.

Shravan Shetty, Mangalore
Friday, January 29, 2010

Congragulations sir. God bless you. You have made bunts to feel proud. Great Sir

Fr. Vincent Menezes, Cascia, Mangalore
Friday, January 29, 2010

With great enthusiasm many a time I have listened to you Dr. B.M. Hegde (your talks and lectures) and drawn much profit by reading your articles. You do deserve such a prestigious award. CONGATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS YOU.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


sampath.manai, BELGUAM
Thursday, January 28, 2010

congrats Dr.b.m.hegde

Russel, mlore/muscat
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Congrats Mr.Hegde, you truly deserve it.

Pravin Shetty Kinnigoli, Bahrain
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B.H.Hegde on this prestigious award and we the " Bunts " proud of you and your great achievements ..

B.Satyodaya Hegde, Bangalore
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hearty Congratulations to Prof.Dr.Belle Monappa Hegde on receiving Padma Bushana Award from the President of India.Dr.Hegde highly deserves the Padma Awards long back itself but may be very late he is now conferred with Padma Bushana and being the 1st Bunt to receive this Prashasti the entire Bunt Community is very proud of this great person. All good wishes to him. B.Satyodaya Hegde,Chairman,Youth Wing,Bunts' Sangha,Bangalore

Prof.Dr.N.Kumaraswamy, Mysore/ School of Medicine, Malaysia
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sir, Congradulations on your Prestigious Award Of PADMA BHUSHAN.It was a long time due. Prof.Dr.N.Kumaraswamy School of Medicine University Malaysia Sabah, MALAYSIA

Dr.Ashwin Shetty, Riyadh
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Congratulation Prof.B.M.Hegde.

Arun Kamath, Mangalore
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dr Belle Monappa Hegde is an inspiration for all. Cheers

Dr A H Sequeira, Mangalore
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It is a great pride for all of us who know Dr. B M Hegde is awarded the most prestigious award Padma Bhushan . He rightly deserves this prize for the noble work and service he has rendered to thousands of people. May God bless him and his family.

Sarvotham Shetty, Pareeka - Abu Dhabi
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hearty Congratulations to Dr.B.M.Hegde on bestowing one of the prestigious "PADMA BHUSHAN" Award and we are proud of you and your achievements SIR. May GOD bless you a very healthy and long life and may you recieve many more laurels in the years to come. You are my GURU and to many others.

Joseph Michael Brax, Bajpe/Bangalore
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations sir on this prestigious award conferred on you. May your profession bring more laurels to the society of mankind.

thimmappa shetty, mangalore / carlisle ,uk
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B.M. Hegde on being confered is a great achievement. we are all very very proud of you.

Joe Suares, Pavanje
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i am very pleased to hear that you have received the padma bhushan award, you should have received this award a long time ago although still this is a well deserved accomplishment! Best wishes from Joe, Mira and fly

Gregory Castelino, Udyavara/New Zealand
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B.M.Hegde,I will never ever forget your smile and the way you have treated me when I used to meet you around 22 years back in your Balmata clinic as a Medical Representataive.I wish you long life and good health.May God bless you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A.D'Cunha Shenoy, Mangaluru
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well deserved. Congratulations Mr. Hegde. I always read your valuable articles particualry on western medicine and its ills. I am not an favourite of western medicine.Its a great delight to read your articles.I have one request, can you please write an article on the benefits of vitamin D-(from the sun). Thank you and congrats once again for the honiue bestowed on you doctor sir. You immensly desrerve it.

Dr Rahman Ali, Golf Links
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dr. Pratap Reddy is also credited with the biggest theft in the name of Public Private Partnership at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi. He took 15 acres of prime land from the government valued at Rs 800 crores with a written promise to treat one third of patients free of cost, and for last 15 years has been voilating that committment by bribing the politicians and depriving the poor people of Delhi of the medical treatment they need. He is no different from his Andhra brother Raju of Satyam and its only a matter of time that he will be exposed as the Supreme court of India is soon going to decide on his Delhi hospital case. Padma Shree can be managed by bribing politicians in India. Just before Raju of Satyam was exposed he was also awarded Excellent Corporate Governance Award by Indian government.

hubert, mangalore/kapikad
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

congratulation sir,

Nazma Laiz, Surathkal/Abudhabi
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations DR B.M.Hegde Sir.Keep it up Sir.

Nazma Laiz, Surathkal/Abudhabi
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations DR B.M.Hegde Sir.Keep it up Sir.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dr BM Hegde a house hold name in medical field of undivided DK dstrict,really desreving Padma Bhusan awar for the service of mankind as a whole.Congrats sir.

Bulsam, Mangalore
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

He is an inspiration to the younger as well as the older generation in all walk of life. Congratulation Sir.

Shankar Shetty, Kuwait
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations to Dr.BM Hegde. You deserve it. When people like you get the national award, the prestige of the award increases, specially now when these awards are so much politicized. A renowned doctor, great orator,and an Illustrious humanitarian, Dr.Hegde preaches what he practices.

Shahab, Mangalore
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congrats sir on receiving the award . All the best .

ruchir agarwal, mangalore
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations and good wishes from Dr.K.L.Agarwal and family

K R Bhandari, udupi/dubai
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B M Hegde, he truely deserved it....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Congrats, Ullal - Riyadh
Monday, January 25, 2010

Congatulation Dr. B M Hegde ji.

Simon Dsouza, Shirva/Doha
Monday, January 25, 2010

Congratulations Dr.B.M.Hegde. I hope this will act as an inspiration for many to follow your footsteps.

Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore - U.S.A.
Monday, January 25, 2010

It is with great delight that I congratulate my dear friend Prof. Hegde on his being conferred the the greatest award by The Government of India PADMA BHUSHAN. This wonderful man who does not mince words and is a bold and sincere critic with regard to modern medications. His approach has always been the concept GIVE THE NATURE A CHANCE TO CURE. I have had the pleasure of working with Professor Hegde for the past few years as an utive committee member of Bharatya Vidhya Bhavan of which he is a Chairman of the Mangalore Chapter. He is great speaker and Irene (my wife) and me had the privilege of having him propose The Toast for our diamond wedding. Monappa (as he is lovingly known to his friends)....May you be blessed in your mission (missions) and may you continue to be loved and admired by all who come in contact with you. Joe Gonsalves

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