B. Ramana Rao Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

B. Ramana Rao Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Dr B. Ramana Rao

Dr B Ramana Rao is a Consultant Physician and Cardiologist practising in Bangalore. He is famous for operating a free rural clinic at T Begur village near Bengaluru.


Rao was born on Friday, 31 August 1951 (age 68 years; as in 2019) in Hyderabad. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He completed schooling from St. Joseph’s Indian High School. He attended Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and Bangalore Medical College for completing his MBBS and MD (Medicine and Cardiology) respectively. Later, he completed his professional degrees- FAGE, FICA, and FAIID.

Family, Caste & Wife

He belongs to a South Indian family. His father name is B. S. Rama Rao and mother’s name is Shakuntla Rao. His parents belonged to West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

He got married to Hema Rao, and they have two sons- Charit Bhograj and Abhijit Bhograj. Charit is a cardiologist and Abhijit is an endocrinologist.

Dr. B. Ramana Rao and His Wife

Dr B. Ramana Rao and His Wife

Dr. B. Ramana Rao's Sons- Charit and Abhijit

Dr. B. Ramana Rao’s Sons- Charit and Abhijit


On August 15, 1973, Rao’s father started a clinic for him. His clinic is located in T. Begur (rural area), which is 35 km away from Bangalore (Bangalore-Pune National Highway).

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

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

On every Sunday, he visits his clinic and organises a free checkup camp there. He provides free medicines and food to the patients. He has been working with his team including- his wife and sons.

Dr. B. Ramana Rao with His Patient

Dr B. Ramana Rao with His Patient

His clinic is one of the world’s longest-running free clinics. Since 1973, he has treated around 1.4 million patients and running this clinic for more than 44 years.

Dr. B. Ramana Rao with His Wife

Dr B. Ramana Rao with His Wife


Dr B. Ramana Rao had filed a case against Hemanth Kashyap, who worked with Kannada news channel Public TV, for blackmailing him to pay Rs. 50 lakhs. Hemanth threatened him to leak his personal videos on the TV channel. [1]The Hindu jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5873_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_5873_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] });

Hemanth Kumar- Journalist

Hemanth Kumar- Journalist

Awards & Honours

  • Dr Abdul Kalam National Award: Rural medical service (2008)
  • Padma Shri: Award for Medicine (2010)


Clinic: 94/H, 9th Cross, 13th Main, Rajmahal Vilas Extension, Landmark: Near Sadashivanagar Low-Level Park, Bangalore


Dr. B. Ramana Rao's Signature

Dr B. Ramana Rao’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • Food: South Indian Cuisine
  • Actor: Amitabh Bachchan


  • His clinic is one of the world’s longest-running free clinics.

    Dr. B. Ramana Rao in His Clinic

    Dr B. Ramana Rao in His Clinic

  • He had distributed free books and uniforms in fifty schools of the village.
  • With the help of his team, he had built 697 toilets in Begur village for poor people.
  • In 1984, he treated Amitabh Bachchan as he was suffering from a serious illness.
  • 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.”

  • Rao and 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


References   [ + ]

1. The Hindu

function footnote_expand_reference_container() { jQuery(“#footnote_references_container”).show(); jQuery(“#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button”).text(“-“); } function footnote_collapse_reference_container() { jQuery(“#footnote_references_container”).hide(); jQuery(“#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button”).text(“+”); } function footnote_expand_collapse_reference_container() { if (jQuery(“#footnote_references_container”).is(“:hidden”)) { footnote_expand_reference_container(); } else { footnote_collapse_reference_container(); } } function footnote_moveToAnchor(p_str_TargetID) { footnote_expand_reference_container(); var l_obj_Target = jQuery(“#” + p_str_TargetID); if(l_obj_Target.length) { jQuery(‘html, body’).animate({ scrollTop: l_obj_Target.offset().top – window.innerHeight/2 }, 1000); } }