Dr. B. Ramana Rao, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Hema Rao
Hometown: Bangalore
Age: 68 Years

Dr. B. Ramana Rao

Full NameBhogaraju Ramana Rao
ProfessionConsultant Physician and Cardiologist
Famous ForOperating a free rural clinic at T Begur village near Bengaluru
Personal Life
Date of Birth31 August 1951 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019) 68 Years
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureDr. B. Ramana Rao's Signature
SchoolSt. Joseph’s Indian High School
College/University• Kasturba Medical College in Manipal
• Bangalore Medical College
Educational QualificationMBBS, MD (Medicine and Cardiology)
AddressClinic: 94/H, 9th Cross, 13th Main, Rajmahal Vilas Extension, Landmark: Near Sadashivanagar Low-Level Park, Bangalore
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Dr Abdul Kalam National Award: Rural medical service (2008)
• Padma Shri: Contribution in the Field of Medicine (2010)
ControversyDr Rao filed a complaint against the journalist 'Hemanth Kashyap' for blackmailing him and demanding Rs. 50 lakhs. Hemanth had Rao's private videos, and he threatened him to telecast those videos on his TV Channel. He had extorted Rs. 5 Lakhs from Dr Rao and was demanding more money. [1]Deccan Chronicles
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseHema Rao
Dr. B. Ramana Rao and His Wife
ChildrenSon- 2
• Charit Bhograj (Cardiologist)
• Abhijit Bhograj (Endocrinologist)
Daughter- None
Dr. B. Ramana Rao's Sons- Charit and Abhijit
ParentsFather- B. S. Rama Rao
Mother- Shakuntla Rao
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodSouth Indian Cuisines
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan

Dr. B. Ramana Rao with His Wife

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dr B. Ramana Rao

  • Dr B. Ramana Rao is a consultant physician and cardiologist practising in Bangalore.
  • He holds many prestigious professional degrees of his profession- MBBS, FAGE, MD, FICA, and FAIID.
  • On 15 August 1973, his father started a clinic for him.

    An Old Picture of Dr. B. Ramana Rao's Clinic

    An Old Picture of Dr B. Ramana Rao’s Clinic

  • His clinic is located in T. Begur (rural area), which is 35 km away from Bangalore (Bangalore- Pune National Highway).
  • Every Sunday, he visits his patients in the free medical checkup camp.
  • His wife and two sons (who are doctors) also support him in this noble cause.

    Dr. B. Ramana Rao in His Clinic

    Dr B. Ramana Rao in His Clinic

  • Apart from his free medical service to the poor he has also adopted fifty schools in the nearby villages where he distributes free books and uniforms to the needy students. He has also helped in constructing toilets in the Begur village.

  • Since 1974, he has treated almost 1.4 million patients.
  • His clinic is considered as one of the world’s longest-running free clinics.

    Dr. B. Ramana Rao's Old Picture

    Dr B. Ramana Rao’s Old Picture

  • He has received many awards and honours for his contribution to the welfare of society.
    Dr B. Ramana Rao Receiving Padma Shri Award

    Dr B. Ramana Rao Receiving Padma Shri Award

    Dr B. Ramana Rao in an Event

    Dr B. Ramana Rao in an Event

  • On receiving the Padma Shri award he said-

    I feel like I have received a pat on the back from Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and indeed all our forefathers who built modern India. It is a recognition of the need to serve those in need. It motivates me to do more. I wish more to join in and make life better for many more.”

  • He has started a token system in his clinic in which a yellow token indicates pain in the joints and body, a red token is for allergic sickness and anaemia (usually in women), and a blue token indicates breathing disorders.

    Dr B. Ramana Rao with His Patients

    Dr B. Ramana Rao with His Patients

  • In 1984, Dr Rao treated Amitabh Bachchan when he was suffering from a serious illness.
  • Rao, along with his wife, appeared on the special ‘Karmaveer’ episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019).

    Dr. Ramana Rao and Hema Rao on KBC 11

    Dr Ramana Rao and Hema Rao on KBC 11