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Former India Medical Association president Dr. K K Aggarwal succumbs to COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Padma Shri awardee and the former president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr. K K Aggarwal died of COVID-19 last night.

He breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi at 11.30 pm after a long battle with COVID-19.

He was undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi ever since he had been infected with the deadly COVID-19.

Dr. K K Aggarwal was on a ventilator for about a week, report suggests.

Aggarwal’s death was confirmed by his family members through a post on Twitter and Facebook.

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In a social media post, his family said, “It causes us immense pain to inform you that our dear Dr. KK Aggarwal passed away after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. 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.”

The post further read: “Aggarwal wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned. His spirit of spreading positivity in the direst of circumstances must be kept alive in each one of us. Let us remember him for his work and indomitable spirit. Kindly pray for peace for the departed soul and for strength to the bereaved family.”

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