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Padma Bhushan to Dr B M Hegde

Padma Bhushan to Dr B M Hegde

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, January 25: BELLE  MONAPPA   HEGDE (B M Hegde) the former vice chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (now Manipal University) has been chosen for Padma Bhushan for his meritorious services in the field of medicine and education.

BM Hegde

Dr. Hegde was born on August 18, 1938, in Pangala near Udupi. A Gold Medalist in MBBS from Madras University, Dr. B.M. Hegde  did his MD in King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow. An internationally acclaimed cardiologist and medical educator, he traveled to almost all the countries in the world as visiting professor, examiner, distinguished doctor and academician. He has guided a number of students from many universities for their doctoral thesis, including Ph.D. He has published more than 30 books and innumerable articles, both in English and Kannada. His research papers have appeared in English periodicals published from UK, USA, Germany, India,China and Kuwait and have duly highlightied various aspects of health - both for the benefit common people and experts.

He has received awards and honors from all over the globe for his refutative research. Dr B C Roy National Award  for the year 1999 in the category of “Eminent Medical  Teacher", Jagdish Chander Bose Award in Life Sciences for the year 1999 and Karnataka Rajyothsava Award in 1997 are some of the accolades he received.

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