Dr D Veerendra Heggade
Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual. Years of path-breaking contribution to social, economical and cultural development of the society, is what truly defines his unyielding service to the nation. From having converted small towns into modern educational hubs, redefined the very role of a temple from being a place of worship to a place of service, revived ancient sciences to further enhance modern lifestyles, and most importantly, having shown that one individual has the power to fuel and ignite the status quo condition of a nation. This is exactly why in 2015, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade was awarded the second highest award a civilian can receive in India, the Padma Vibhushan.
As the President of SDM Educational Society ,He has established over 50 institutions and has been quite instrumental in uplifting the educational standards throughout Karnataka.