Dr. B. Ramana Rao, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki 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 BirthplaceHyderabad Zodiac signVirgo Signature
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
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
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
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 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
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
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1. ↑ Deccan Chronicles