B. M. Hegde

B. M. Hegde

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B. M. Hegde Profile

  • Name:
  • B. M. Hegde
  • Other Name:
  • Belle Monappa Hegde
  • Born:
  • August 18, 1938
  • Awards:
  • Padma Bhushan (2010)

B. M. Hegde Biography

B. M. Hegde is an Indian physician and educational administrator. He received Padma Bhushan award from Government of India for his contributions to medical field. His full name is Belle Monappa Hegde.


He was born on 18th August 1938 in Moodubelle in Udupi district in India. He belongs to Tulu speaking Bunt family. His maternal home Tharavadu is indicated through his prefix Belle. He is a medical practitioner and completed his M. B. B. S. degree from Madras University. He went on to study M. D. in Lucknow University and got his FRCP from London University. He got FRCPI from Dublin University and has acquired FACC and FAMS too. He was trained in cardiology at Harvard Medical School.


He is serving as the Chairman of the Mangalore division of Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan and served as the Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. He has written many books in English and Kannada languages and has published many medical research papers.


He is serving as the affiliate professor of Human Health at the University of Northern Colorado from the year 2002. He also serves as the member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Board and Chairman at Bihar State Health Society’s Expert Committee.


The two new diagnostic methods that he had invented help in the reduction of cost of cardiac problem investigations. He also invented the new method of treating high blood pressure with lesser drugs. He has authored 35 books and published 289 research papers in various languages. His latest book was What Doctors Don’t Get To Study in Medical School and this was published in UK. He was praised by British Prime Minister Tony Blair for his book Holistic Living. 



Wisdom of the human body. Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. 2001. pp. 148 pages.
What Doctors Don't Get to Study in Medical School. Anshan. 2006. pp. 275 pages. ISBN 978-1-904798-84-2.
Hypertension: Assorted Topics. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. 1995. pp. 108 pages.
"The Heart Manual". UBS Publishers' Distributors. 2000. pp. 157 pages.
You Can Be Healthy. Macmillan Publishers India Limited. 2004. pp. 208 pages. ISBN 978-1-4039-2233-5.
How To Maintain Good Health. UBS Publishers' Distributors Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7476-069-2.
Modern Medicine and Ancient Indian Wisdom. Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 2000.
Holistic Living. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. pp. 117 pages. ISBN 978-81-7276-024-3.
Art Of Public Speaking. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. ISBN 978-81-7276-054-0.

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Updated: September 30, 2017

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