List of Awards and Recognitions

  1. Rajyothsava State Award, for social work – 1984. Government of Karnataka.
  2. Vivekananda Seva Puraskar, (National Award)- 1991
  3. Environment Award, Government of Karnataka -1992
  4. Dr B. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award, Government of Karnataka – 1992
  5. Karnataka State Award for Best Child Welfare Organisation (VGKK) – 1994
  6. Right Livelihood  Award (Alternate Nobel Prize) Sweden -1994, by Right Livelihood Award Foundation
  7. International Distinguished Physician by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) -1995.
  8. Dr Pinnamaneni & Seethadevi Foundation Award Excellence in social work -1995
  9. Karnataka Jyothi Award – 1997
  10. Basava Shree Award – 1999
  11. Padmashree Award by President of India – 2000
  12. Human Rights Award – 2001
  13. Mahaveer Award – 2001
  14. Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Award for VGKK, Govt. of Karnataka – 2002
  15. Krishnadevaraya Award – 2002
  16. Devaraj Urs Award – Government of Karnataka – 2003
  17. Vivekananda Medal – Ramakrishna Mission – 2004
  18. The PHFI Outstanding Achievement Award (Public Health Foundation of India-PHFI): 2009
  19. Sagar Award for Social Service: 2009
  20. Stood Second in the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award (BMJ Group): 2009
  21. Citizen Extraordinaire Award (Rotary Club of Bangalore): 2011
  22. Mahaveer Ahimsa Prashasthi (Mahaveer Seva Sansthan, Mysore): 2011
  23. Distinguished Alumnus Award (Bangalore Medical College): 2011
  24. Swasthya Bharat Samman (Zee news): 2011
  25. Swami Vivekananda Award – Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi – 2012
  26. Social Impact Award 2012 – Times of India.
  27. Mother Theresa Memorial Award – 2013
  28. Chunchashree Award – 2014
  29. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, India -2014, Schwab Foundation
  30. International Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award -2015, Schwab Foundation
  31. Ashden Award for Health and Energy, London 2019