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Bal Krishna Goyal (19 November 1935 – 20 February 2018)[1][2] was a cardiologist and medical educationist from India. He was an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the Texas Heart Institute at Houston, USA.[3]

Goyal was the honorary dean and chief cardiologist at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and was a former Director-Professor of cardiology of JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai.[2]

Goyal was born in the town of Sambhar Lake, Jaipur district.

Goyal was a visiting professor of cardiology at the University of Alabama in the USA and a visiting cardiologist to the Oschner Heart Institute, New Orleans. The State Government also honoured him by appointing him as the Professor Emeritus of Cardiology at the Grant Medical College. He served as a member of the Executive Council and Senate of the University of Bombay for several years. He was a member of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India and also the Medical Council of India. Goyal has also written a book, Heart Talk. He was a former chairman of the Haffkins Institute.

An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] he was a recipient of the Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (1990) and the Padma Vibhushan (2005).[5]

He was proposed for the post of the Vice President of India in July 2007 and was the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1980.[citation needed]

Goyal died in hospital on 20 February 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest.[2]


  1. ^ "A birthday sans celebrations". The Times of India. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Noted cardiologist B K Goyal dies in Mumbai". India Today. PTI. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Mumbai: Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away at 82". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  4. ^ "List of Fellows" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. pp. 75, 88, 129. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.