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Renowned cardiologist KK Agarwal passes away due to Covid-19

Renowned cardiologist KK Agarwal passes away due to Covid-19
Dr KK Aggarwal
NEW DELHI, MAY 18 (AGENCIES): | Publish Date: 5/18/2021 2:20:52 PM IST

Padma Shri awardee and eminent cardiologist Dr K K Aggarwal, who gained more prominence in recent months by posting informative videos about COVID-19 on social media, has died of the same disease, a statement posted on his Twitter handle said.

Aggarwal, 62, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and was on ventilator support since last week, died at 11.30 pm on Monday after a lengthy battle with COVID-19, according to the statement. The former Indian Medical Association (IMA) president is survived by wife Dr Veena Aggarwal, son Nilesh and daughter Naina.

Aggarwal was one of the first frontline workers to take the first dose of the anti-COVID vaccine in January, which he revealed during a live video broadcast from his car. He had received the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2010. He was also honoured with the Dr B C Roy Award. Aggarwal’s name was mentioned in the Limca Book of Records for training the maximum number of people in the lifesaving technique of hands-only CPR at one go.  The IMA said his demise was “an unexpected and tragic loss”. “Dr. K. K. Aggarwal was a true legend and iconic figure in mass education and awareness. He served millions of lives and his services proved a guiding torch to all of us even during the pandemic... IMA is poorer by the loss,” it said in a tweet. 

 

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