KK Aggarwal, former president of the Indian Medical Association and a prominent face of the medical fraternity in the country, died last night from Kovid-19. According to his family, the Padma Shri awardee was on ventilator support for the last few days.
62-year-old Dr Aggarwal passed away on Monday at 11.30 pm “after a long battle with Kovid”, an official statement said on his Twitter account.
“Since becoming a doctor, Padma Shri Dr. KK Aggarwal has dedicated his life to raising public welfare and health awareness. Even during the epidemic, he has made continuous efforts to educate the public and reach more than 100 Were able to. Save many millions and saved the lives of countless people through many videos and educational programs. “
– Dr. KK Aggarwal (@DrKKAggarwal) 17 May, 2021
Cardiologist Dr. Aggarwal also led the Heart Care Foundation of India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic last year, he has been vocal on various aspects of coronovirus and has posted several videos and statements to raise public awareness.
His family wrote: “He wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned.”