Padubidri Dr Vinayaka N Anchan has bagged the Gold Medal with record number of marks in MD examination from prestigious Benaras Hindu University.
He is the son of Dr. NT Anchan, the district president of Ayush Udupi and a famous ayurvedic practitioner from Padubidri, and Mrs. Sucharitha N Anchan. He did his MBBS from Govt. Medical College, BMC Bangalore, after his primary education in Mulki Narayana Guru Educational Institution and PUC from Alvas college Moodbidri. His brother Major DR. Arjun N Anchan is serving as a medical officer in the Indian Army. His sister DR Prajna Veerendra is working as a gynecologist in Fr. Mullers medical college, Mangaluru.