Published On : Tue, May 18th, 2021

Eminent cardiologist Dr K K Aggarwal dies of COVID-19

Nagpur/New Delhi :Padma Shri awardee and eminent cardiologist Dr K K Aggarwal has died of COVID-19, a statement posted on his Twitter handle said.

Dr Aggarwal, 62, who was the former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and was on ventilator support since last week.

According to the statement, he passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday after a ‘lengthy battle with COVID-19’.

‘Even during the pandemic, he made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach out to 100 million people through numerous videos and educational programmes and saved countless lives. He wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned,’ the statement said. — PTI