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Air Vice Marshal Kukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde

Service No & Branch 7253 MED MR-01858
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 27 Feb 1963 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2000
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 27 Feb 1963Wg Cdr : 27 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 09 Feb 1987Gp Capt : 05 Dec 1986
Acting Air Cmde : 28 Dec 1992Air Cmde : 23 Nov 1992Acting AVM : 09 Jun 1997AVM : 01 Feb 1997
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 1993 - 02 Jun 1997Air CmdeAir Force Central Medical EstablishmentDelhi Air Officer Commanding
09 Jun 1997 - 31 Mar 2000AVMCommand Hospital, Air ForceBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde7253 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Kukkehalli Prabakar Hegde was commissioned into the Air Force on 27 Feb 63. In the initial part of his career he successfully completed Paratroopers, Snow Survival and ATMO Courses and served as a Medical Officer in various Air Force units with distinction. He was selected for specialist training in Medicine in Jul 67. He completed the same successfully in Jul 69 and having stood first in the course was selected for appointment as Tutor in the Armed Forces Medical College. He obtained MD (Med) in 1974 from the Pune University.

He has been serving as a Medical Specialist since Jul 69. Having served with credit as a specialist at three Air Force Hospitals and the Air Force Central Medical Establishment, he was appointed Staff Surgeon to the Chief of the Air Staff in Nov 81.

He is a very dedicated specialist who carries out his professional duties with missionary zeal and total disregard for personal comfort or convenience. His professional competence combined with humility has earned him the admiration of one and all. He has set the highest standards of professionalism and doctor-patient relationship which are worthy of emulation by others. His cool composure under crisis is commendable.

In recognition of his outstanding services and devotion to duty of a high order, the President is pleased to grant Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Kukkehalli Prabakar Hegde.

Unit : AFS New Delhi
Reference : GoI19850126
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