Krishan Kumar Aggarwal
Born(1958-09-05)5 September 1958
New Delhi, India
Died17 May 2021(2021-05-17) (aged 62)
New Delhi, India
Other namesKrishan, Jhepu, Kissu, Dr KK, KK
Alma materNagpur University, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
Occupation(s)Physician and Life Style Interventional Cardiologist

Krishan Kumar Aggarwal (5 September 1958 – 17 May 2021) was an Indian physician and senior cardiologist who was President of the Confederation of Medical Association of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO), President of the Heart Care Foundation of India and the Past National President of Indian Medical Association. In 2010, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, for his contributions to the field of medicine.


Dr. Aggarwal was born on 5 September 1958.[1] He did his MBBS from Nagpur University in 1979[2] and obtained an MD from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in 1983.[3] He was a senior consultant at Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi, India, until 2017.[4]

During his career, Aggarwal served as the Honorary Secretary General of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Chairman of the IMA Academy of Medical Specialties, National Honorary Finance Secretary of the IMA, director of the IMA's AKN Sinha Institute, president of the Delhi Medical Association, President of the IMA's New Delhi branch and chairman of the International Medical Sciences Academy's Delhi chapter.[2] He taught at the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research as a visiting professor.[2] He was the national president of the Indian Medical Association and chief editor of IJCP Group.[5][6] He was appointed the president of "Confederation of Medical Association of Asia and Oceania" (CMAAO) in September 2019.[7] He also served as the Vice Chairman of World Fellowship of Religion.[8]

Aggarwal published books on health including Alloveda in which he combined ancient Vedic medicine with modern allopathy.[9][10] He contributed to the International Textbook on Echocardiography with six chapters on echocardiography.[2] He has around 14 publications in international journals such as The American Journal of Cardiology and Circulation; and 115 publications in the Indian journals such as the Indian Heart Journal, The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India and the Indian Journal of Heart Research.[2]

He had claimed that the Indian epic Mahabharata offers answers to many psychiatric issues and Lord Krishna was India's first counsellor.[11] He was honored with the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 2005.[12][13] He has also received the "Vishwa Hindi Samman", "National Science Communication Award", "FICCI Health Care Personality of the Year Award", "Dr D S Mungekar National IMA Award" and the "Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award".[2][12] In 2010, he received the Padma Shri Award.[14]

Aggarwal was criticized for justifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light lamps during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]


In May 2021, Aggarwal's family announced that he was undergoing treatment for a COVID-19 infection in Delhi.[16] Aggarwal died on 17 May 2021, in New Delhi from COVID-19.[17][18]


  1. ^ Amitabh Srivastava (18 May 2021). "Dr KK Aggarwal: A man devoted to public welfare and health awareness; void left by him won't be easy to fill". National Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "President - Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee". Heart Care Foundation. 2014. Archived from the original on 15 August 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Dr KK Aggarwal". Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  4. ^ Aggarwal, Dr. KK, PTI (5 January 2005). "You are what you eat". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Dr KK Aggarwal elected as the new IMA general secretary". The Economic Times. New Delhi. 2 September 2014. Archived from the original on 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Dr KK Aggarwal". IJCP. 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Dr K K Aggarwal sworn in as the President of CMAAO". Bio spectrum India. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  8. ^ Aggarwal, Dr. K.K. (2014). ""80 Ka Fundaa" can make you live beyond 80 years". Sarkari Mirror (Interview). Interviewed by Tarun Sharma. Retrieved 9 November 2014 – via
  9. ^ Singh, Riya (20 May 2021). "Wave Hi Toh Hai, Chali Jayegi: A Tribute to Doctor KK Aggarwal". DTU Times. Archived from the original on 5 July 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2022. He had also published various books, the most notable one being Alloveda, in which he pitched the culmination of modern allopathic treatment with Ayurvedic remedies.
  10. ^ "Allopathy & Vedas". Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  11. ^ Das, Uddipta (27 July 2017). "Mahabharata offers answers on psychiatry, Lord Krishna was India's first counsellor: IMA chief KK Aggarwal".
  12. ^ a b "Padma Shri, Dr B C Roy National Awardee and National Science Communication Awardee. Limca Book of Record Holder (CPR). Gold Medalist". E Medi News. IJCP Group. 9 November 2014. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  13. ^ Lethebo (14 May 2021). "Popular Cardiologist Dr K K Aggarwal and First person vaccinated of covid-19i in India dies". Latest News South Africa – via
  14. ^ "Padma 2010". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Ex IMA chief invokes pseudoscience to justify Narendra Modi's call to light lamps". The Scroll. 3 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Dr K K Aggarwal's Family Trashes Death Rumours, Says He's 'Battling Serious Bout Of Covid-19 Infection'". ABP News. 14 May 2021.
  17. ^ Khan, Sami (18 May 2021). "Breaking: Dr KK Aggarwal no more; Padma Shree Awardee succumbs to COVID". International Business Times.
  18. ^ "Dr KK Aggarwal passes away". The Indian Express. 18 May 2021.