Belle Monappa Hegde

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Belle Monappa Hegde
Hegde in 2005
Born August 18, 1938
South Canara,
Madras Presidency,
British India
(now in Udupi District, Karnataka, India)
Medical career
Profession medical scientist, educationist and author
Institutions Manipal University
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Notable prizes Dr. B. C. Roy Award(1999)
Padma Bhushan (2010)
B M Hegde being conferred an honorary doctorate by Kiran Kumar Reddy

Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2] In 2010 He was honoured with a Padma Bhushan,[3][4] one of India's highest civilian awards.

Early life[edit]

Hegde was born on August 18, 1938,[5] in Belle, Udupi, India, in an ethnic Bunt[6] family.


Hegde is a medical practitioner and has a M.B.B.S from Madras University,[7] a M.D. from Lucknow University,[7] a FRCP from London University,[7] a FRCPI from Dublin University [7] as well as a FACC and a FAMS.[7] He has also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.[7]


Hegde is visiting faculty at many universities.[7] He also serves as the Chairman of the Mangalore chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,[8] and has served as Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University [7] He has also authored several books in English and Kannada apart from publishing several medical research papers.[7]



  1. ^ a b "B.M. Hegde to head Bihar health society". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Bureau Hindu Business Line. "Coconut oil, an ideal fat". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "PIB Press Release: This Year’s Padma Awards announced". Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  4. ^ "‘People’s doctor’ gets Padma Bhushan". The New Indian Express. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Padma Bhushan Award for Veteran Physician, Administrator, Dr B M Hegde". Daijiworld. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  6. ^ "M'lore: Prof B M Hegde Exhorts Bunt Elders to 'Walk their Talk'". Daijiworld. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Dr. B. M. Hegde". Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Bhavan's Kendras Statewise List, retrieved 2011-07-18 

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