Padma Shree awardee Dr Aggarwal, 62, passed away due to complications related to COVID-19 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, on May 17 night.
According to the statement, he passed away at 11.30 pm on May 17 after a “lengthy battle with Covid-19”. He was admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi and was on ventilator support since last week.
A prominent face of the medical fraternity in the country, Dr Aggarwal, had served as the president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Aggarwal, a cardiologist, also headed the Heart Care Foundation of India.
“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.
“He wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned,” the family said.