On Monday evening, i.e., 17th May 2021, the nation lost one of its gem, i.e., the former president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr. KK Agarwal. The latest reports state that the former IMA president was battling the Covid-19 virus for a very long time and was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). KK Aggarwal was on ventilator support for about a week and it was on 17th May 2021, at 11:30 PM that the precious soul left for the heavenly abode.
The news of Aggarwal succumbing to death was shared through his Twitter handle which shared the news about his “battling a serious bout of Covid-19 infection” along with a heartfelt note.
It must be noted that as of 14th May the 62-year-old Padma Shri Awardee doctor was doing fine.
In this article further, we will know more about Dr. KK Aggarwal.
Born on 5th September 1958, KK Agarwal was an Indian Physician and cardiologist. The veteran doctor has also served for various prestigious organizations such as President of CMAAO, President of the Heart Care Foundation of India, and the former National President of Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Doctor KK Agarwal became famous when during a Live session he got himself vaccinated without his wife.. and wife was clearly unhappy about the same.
Few days later he was also famous when he was getting a head message during a Live Sessions.
In the year 2010, KK Aggarwal was honored by the Government of India for his immense contribution to the field of medicine with the prestigious Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
Dr. KK Aggarwal completed his MBBS degree from the Nagpur University in the year 1979 and further went on to obtain an MD from Nagpur University itself in the year 1983. Moreover, the veteran physician and cardiologist used to serve as a senior consultant at the Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi until 2017.
Dr. KK Aggarwal has actively published various books on health which also focused on Alloveda, wherein he used to combine ancient Vedic medicine and modern allopathy, 6 textbook chapters on Echocardiography, and thousands of other articles in the national and international press.
Dr. KK Aggarwal also asserted that the Indian epic Mahabharata answers many psychiatric issues and Lord Krishna was India’s first-ever counselor.
Other than this, KK Aggarwal was one of the discoverer of the Streptokinase therapy for heart attacks in India and also brought into practice the technique of Colour Doppler Echocardiography in India.
Dr. KK Aggarwal had been honored with the Padma Shri Award in 2010, and in 2005 also with the Dr. B.C. Roy Award, the highest Indian award in the medical category. Other than this, Aggarwal was also felicitated with the Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award, FICCI Health Care Personality of the Year Award, Dr DS Mungekar National IMA Award, and also the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award.
KK Aggarwal was also a Gold Medalist and Limca Book of record holder in CPR 10, and also the Chief Editor of IJCP Group.