KK Aggarwal, a former president of the Indian Medical Association and a prominent face of the medical fraternity in the country, passed away last night of Covid. The Padma Shri award winner had been on ventilator support at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital for the past few days, according to his family.
Dr Aggarwal, 62, died at 11.30 pm on Monday “after a lengthy battle with Covid”, said an official statement on his Twitter account. He had taken both vaccine doses.
“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,” said the statement.