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President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Member Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

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Dr. Aggarwal’s life, a saga of grit, hard work, devotion and compassion and academic excellence

Well-known Delhi-based Cardiologist and Physician, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Dr BC Roy National Awardee is being honoured with PADMA SHRI, the country’s 4th highest civilian award.

Dr. Aggarwal is known in the country for his splendid achievements in the fields of clinical practice, research and social welfare. He is a senior Physician Cardiologist and Dean Board of Medical Education at the renowned Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi. He is also the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India.

The eminent doctor continues to draw his inspiration from his almamater, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science at Wardha in Maharashtra. As part of his training at Wardha, Dr Aggarwal lived with rural communities to take care of their health and emotional needs, not to speak of their livelihood concerns, from time to time. Dr Aggarwal has been the Past Hony. Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute; Past Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties; Past National Finance Secretary IMA; Past President of IMA New Delhi Branch and Past President Delhi Medical Association. He is an elected Member Delhi Medical Council and is the Group Editor-in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS, the first national daily emedical newspaper of India.

He is a prolific writer, having written several articles on Vedic sciences and their relevance to the field of medicine. Several of these have been published in leading newspapers of the country. A pioneer in public health education, Dr Aggarwal has taken upon himself the mammoth task of updating the knowledge and skills of the medical fraternity.

Dr Aggarwal has made a mark in medicine, especially preventive cardiology. He found a mentor in late Dr (Col) KL Chopra, who was a pioneer in spreading awareness about heart diseases to prevent their onslaught. Prevention is better than cure was his guiding philosophy. Dr KL Chopra was the father of the new age guru, Dr Deepak Chopra.

Dr Aggarwal is a pioneer in introducing the clot dissolving streptokinase therapy for acute heart attacks in 1984 and started the technique of Colour Doppler Echocardiography in North India in the year 1988.

To create health awareness among the masses, Dr Aggarwal conceptualized and organized the first ever ‘Perfect Health Mela’ in 1993 and ‘Run for your Heart’ in 1991. Both the popular events continue till date. And interestingly, on both these occasions, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps. He has served on many Government committees, both at the Centre and State levels, and is consulted by them on issues of health and medicine.

He is credited with 14 International Publications, and has contributed to the famed International Textbook on Echocardiography. Besides, his research papers have appeared in as many as 115 publications in Indexed National Journals and over 350 publications in review Indian Journals.

His professional career is richly strewn with numerous awards and honours right from his days as a medical student: A Paul Harris Fellow, from Rotary International,: Dr. D S Mungekar National IMA Award (1991); DMA Dr. B N Behl Foundation Award (1992-93); Cardiology Society of India Mumbai Branch Dr KK Datey Oration (1993); Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (1993); The Great Son of the Soil Award (1996); IMANDB Health Communicator of the Last Decade Award (2002), IMA New Delhi Branch Swasthya Ratna Award (2002); Rashtriya Gaurav Samman (2002); Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2003); Abhipra Samaj Seva Puraskar (2003); IMA New Delhi Branch Life Style Interventional Cardiologist of the Last Decade Award (2003); IMANDB Life Time Achievement Award (2004), Delhi Medical Association Swasthya Health Ratna (2005-06), DMA Nursing Home Forum Medical Statesman and Communicator of the Last Decade (2005-6); Delhi Hindi Sahitya Samellan – Sahitya Shree Award 2007 (Doctor and Philosopher of Indian Culture); Mohammad Rafi Award of excellence (2008),Dr B C Roy National Award 2005 (Govt. of India) in the field of socio medical relief (received in 2008), Acharya Sushil Muni Manavata Puraskar (2008), Delhi Medical Association Sunder Lal Roopwati Memorial Award (2009), Delhi Medical Association Award of Excellence ( 2009), Agra Vibhushan from All India Vaishya Samellan (2009), Jain Vibhushan (2009) and XXI National Excellence Award of P.P. Jhunjhunwala Foundation (2010).

Dr Aggarwal topped the Nagpur University in MBBS and received a medal in every subject including four Gold Medals. He is frequently seen demonstrating how to perform life saving procedures like CPR and resuscitation in schools, colleges and professional forums with a missionary zeal. “There is no greater act of compassion and benevolence than to save a life. I see God in the ailing humanity. Everything that I have achieved in life, I attribute it to the benevolence of God, the blessings of my parents, friends and patients, my legendary teachers and to my friend and guide Dr. Deepak Chopra.” Dr. Aggarwal says.

He has conceptualized events like: Health Darbar; Perfect Health Parade; Health Tambola; Health Playing Cards; Miniature Health Books; Health Games like Snake and ladder, Ludo, Dart, Kaun Banega Healthy Crorepati; Tongathon March, Health Break (break ke baad); Walks on health subjects; Tempothon; Mr. Tobacco – an anti-tobacco campaign; Delhi Ministers’ Pledge to boycott tobacco promoting functions; Take care of your sweet heart Glow red campaign; 100 meters race for the patients with knee pain or replaced knee; ‘the Green Concert on World Environment Day; Tobacco effigy burning with all rituals at cremation ground; Health awareness using the kites with health messages; Health awareness through competitions (school, college, dance schools, RWA and inter organizations).

Dr Naresh Chawla President and Dr Ashwini DalmiyaSecretary DMA in their message said that Dr Aggarwla has brought laurals to the medical fraternity. Dr Narender Saini President elect said that “its not an award for Dr Aggarwal but for all of us”.

In their message Dr A K Aggarwal President, Dr Vinay Aggarwal Vice President and Dr Girish Tyagi Registrar Delhi Medical Council said that DMC is proud to have Dr Aggarwal as its elected member.

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