Dr KK Aggarwal, former president of the Indian Medical Association and recipient of Padma Shri, died final evening of Covid. About two weeks in the past, Dr. Aggarwal had shared a Facebook video in which he said that he represented the collective conscience of the medical occupation when he appeared on digital camera even whereas battling Covid and pneumonia. “The show must go on,” he stated in the clip that’s now going viral on social media. It was one of tons of of videos the heart specialist had created in an effort to coach the general public about Covid care.

Dr. Aggarwal, 62, died at 11:30 p.m. on Monday “after a long battle with Covid,” an official assertion introduced on his Twitter account.

“Since becoming a doctor, Padma Shri Dr. KK Aggarwal has dedicated her life to the welfare of the public and raising health awareness. Even during the pandemic, she made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach more than 100 million of people through numerous videos and educational programs and saved countless lives, “the assertion stated.

News of his dying sparked a deluge of messages of condolence from social media customers, and one of his latest videos resurfaced on the microblogging platform Twitter. Dr. Aggarwal had shared the video on Facebook on April 30.

“I have Covid pneumonia, which is progressive,” he stated in the video. But even then keep in mind Raj Kapoor’s phrases: ‘picture abhi baaki hai… The present must go on.'”

“Your service to the nation will likely be remembered,” wrote one Twitter user in the comment section.

Another said he learned a lot about Covid from Dr. KK Aggarwal’s videos.

Several viewers additionally thanked the physician for his efforts to boost public consciousness.

The video was half of a sequence of videos that Dr. Aggarwal had shared on Facebook earlier than the account started airing “replay” with an announcement saying the heart specialist could be again quickly.

The latest videos on his Twitter account had been additionally posted with a disclaimer: “Dr. KK is recovering from COVID-19, while this account is being managed by HCFI & Medtalks.”

Dr Aggarwal had been receiving respiratory help on the AIIMS hospital in Delhi for the previous few days, in keeping with his household.