KK Aggarwal, former IMA president and Padma Shri awardee, passes away due to COVID-19

According to a statement posted on his Twitter handle, he passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday after a 'lengthy battle with COVID-19'

Press Trust of India May 18, 2021 08:55:37 IST
KK Aggarwal, former IMA president and Padma Shri awardee, passes away due to COVID-19

File image of former IMA president Dr KK Aggarwal. News18

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

Aggarwal (62), who was the former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), was admitted to the AIIMS here 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.

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