He has been a revolutionary researcher of the refutative variety (lateral thinker) published in the UK, USA, Germany, Kuwait, China, in addition to India. His public lectures and scientific talks are a craze with the audiences both scientific and lay. His 35 books are mostly out of print. His lay articles, running into thousands, both in Kannada and English, have become household names.
One of India’s highest civilian awards, Padma Bhushan, was awarded to him in 2010. Dr. BC Roy National Award in the category of Eminent Medical teacher, the highest medical award in India, Dr. JC Bose award for research in life sciences, Distinguished Physician of India award, Best teacher, best researcher, best orator awards many times over, Karnataka Rajyothsava award, Vaidya Ratnakara award from Shankaracharya, twelve Gold Medal Orations and 88 other named orations are but a few awards that adorn his mantelpiece.
His research organization, World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences with its journal, The Journal of the Science of Healing outcomes (www.thejsho.com), started with the blessings of world renowned scientist, Late Professor Rustum Roy, has been in existence now for ten years. This scientifically authenticates simple common healing methods for the common good. The editorial board has some of the great scientific names of the world including Nobel Laureates. Professor Hegde feels that inexpensive bed side medicine practised by a compassionate doctor is the future of the healing sciences. Late Nani Palkhiwala, a great Indian jurist used to call him “a cardiologist with a heart.”