Dr B M Hegde bags annual Dr Kota Shivaram Karanth Huttura Prashasti – 2016
Udupi: Dr B M Hegde veteran physician has been chosen for the annual Dr Kota Shivaram Karanth Huttura Prashasti – 2016.
Addressing the mediapersons at a press meet held at the Press Club, Executive President of the Karanth Birthplace Award Foundation, said that the award instituted by the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat in Udupi district, in memory of the Jnanpith Award Winner late Dr Kota Shivaram Karanth, is being given annually for the last 11 years since 2005.
Dr B M Hegde has been chosen for this award in recognition of his contribution to the fields of medical and social service. The award will be presented at the Giliyaru Shambhavi School in Kota on October 10, to coincide with the birth anniversary of Karanth.
The earlier recipients of the Dr Shivarama Karanth Huttura Prashasti are former Union Minister M Veerappa Moily, former Karnataka Lokayukta N Venkatachala, educationist K R Hande, journalist and writer Ravi Belegere, senior Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegde. filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, theatre personality B Jayashree, educationist Mohan Alva, Environmentalist Salu Marada Thimmakka, Poet Jayanth Kaikini and Sadanada Suvarna.
Pramod Hande president Kotatattu Grama Panchayat, Ashwath Achar media coordinator, U S Shenoy award selection committee and Subraya Achar were also present.
About Dr B M Hegde
Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B M Hegde (born 18 August 1938) is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author. He is a retired Vice-Chancellor of the Manipal University and the head of the Mangalore Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics.  He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999.  In 2010 He was honoured with Padma Bhushan,  one of India’s highest civilian awards.
Hegde is a medical practitioner and has an M.B.B.S from Madras University, an M.D. from Lucknow University, an FRCP from London University, an FRCPI from Dublin University as well as an FACC and a FAMS. He has also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.
Hegde is a visiting faculty at many universities. He also serves as the Chairman of the Mangalore chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and has served as Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University.
He has also authored several books in English and Kannada apart from publishing several medical research papers. Dr Hegde is an affiliate professor of Human Health, the University of Northern Colorado since 2002. He serves as Chairman of Bihar State Health Society’s Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He served as a Member of Postgraduate Medical Education Board, Government of India.
He served as Chairman of OHIO University’s Indian Trust, Bangalore. He served as Chairman of Ganapathi Engineering College Governing Board, Vellore. He served as Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore Kendra. He was Editor-in-chief, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Mangalore and Penn. State University, USA. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, India.
He was the Professor of Cardiology [Visiting] London University since 1982. He was the Director-Professor, Principal and Dean of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He was the Emeritus International Advisor to The Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. He was the First Indian examiner for MRCP [UK] examination in the UK from 1988 to 1998. He was the MRCPI examiner in Dublin since 2000 till 2009. He served as the President of World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences, Mangalore. He has been a Non-Executive & Independent Director of Zydus Wellness Limited since July 29, 2009. Dr Hegde has 47 years of teaching experience to undergraduates and postgraduates. He has been a professor of Medicine since 1973. Dr Hegde, an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, has won Dr B C Roy National Award in the category of an Eminent Medical Teacher, Dr J C Bose Award for Life Sciences Research, PRIDE OF INDIA Award from the Pacific Association of Indians in California and much more. In 2010 Dr Hegde was honoured with a Padma Bhushan award, it is one of India’s highest civilian awards.