Dr B M Hegde Receives Nayudamma Gold Medal

Dr B M Hegde Receives Nayudamma Gold Medal

Hyderabad: Padma Bhushan Dr Belle Monappa Hegde, an eminent Cardiologist and educationist from Karnataka, was presented the prestigious Dr Yelavarthi Nayudamma award here on Thursday. The award carries a gold medal.

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Dr Hegde, after retiring as vice-chancellor of Manipal University, has been living in Mangaluru. He received the award on the occasion of a national-level seminar on ‘Frontiers in Science and Technology’ organised by the Telangana Academy of Sciences at the National Geophysical Research Institute here.

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Dr B M Hegde

The annual award is given to persons who have made a significant contribution to the field of science and technology. It has been instituted to perpetuate the memory of Padma Shri Yelavarthi Nayudamma, a chemical engineer and scientist of international repute, who died in the bombing of Air India Emperor Kanishka Flight 182 on June 23, 1985.

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Padma Shri Yelavarthi Nayudamma

The day of the seminar marked the 31st death anniversary of Dr Nayudamma. Earlier recipients of this award include, among others, T Ramasami, A Sivathanu Pillai, Nori Dattatreyudu, Sam Pitroda, G Madhavan Nair, Kota Harinarayana, V K Aatre, R Chidambaram, R A Mashelkar, J S Bajaj, K Kasturirangan, Verghese Kurien, S Z Qasim, M G K Menon and M.S. Swaminathan and Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat.

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