New Delhi, India: Dr. KK Aggarwal, a Padma Shree Award winner and former national president of the Indian Medical Association, died on Monday at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences after a long struggle with Covid-19.
Since last week, the 62-year-old has been admitted to AIIMS and has been on ventilator treatment.
Dr. Aggarwal was a cardiologist and the founder and president of the Indian Heart Care Foundation. In 2005, he was awarded the Dr B.C Roy Award, and in 2010, he was awarded the Padma Shree.
He went to school in Delhi and graduated from Nagpur University with a bachelor’s degree in medicine.
He had been sharing videos on the Covid-19 contagion and discussing different clinical manifestations and its controls.
He died of the infection at 11.30 p.m. on Monday, according to a tweet on his Twitter profile.
“Even during the global epidemic, he worked tirelessly to create awareness, reaching out to over 100 million people through various clips and education programmes and saving thousands of lives.
He desired that his life be remembered rather than grieved as per the report.