KK Aggarwal, a former president of the Indian Medical Association and a distinguished face of the medical fraternity within the nation, died final night time of Covid. The Padma Shri award winner had been on ventilator assist for the previous few days, in keeping with his household.
Dr Aggarwal, 62, died at 11.30 pm on Monday “after a lengthy battle with Covid”, stated an official assertion on his Twitter account.
“Ever since he became a doctor, Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal has dedicated his life to the welfare of the public and raising health awareness. Even during the pandemic, he made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach out to over 100 million people through numerous videos and educational programs and saved countless lives,” stated the assertion.
— Dr Okay Okay Aggarwal (@DrKKAggarwal) May 17, 2021
Dr Aggarwal, a heart specialist, additionally headed the Heart Care Foundation of India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.
Since the pandemic broke out final yr, he had been vocal on varied points of the coronavirus and had posted a number of movies and statements to boost public consciousness.
His household wrote: “He wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned.”