Indian cardiologist B K Goyal Died at 82

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Bal Krishna Goyal was born on 19 November 1935 and died on 20 February 2018.

He was a cardiologist and medical educationist from India.

Goyal was an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the Texas Heart Institute at Houston, USA.

He 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.

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

He 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.

Goyal 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.

He has also written a book, Heart Talk.

Goyal was a former chairman of the Haffkins Institute.

As a elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, he was a recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, the last being in 2005.

Goyal was proposed for the post of the Vice President of India in July 2007 and was the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1980.

Goyal was proposed for the post of President of India by the All India Medical Council in March 2012.

He died at 82 years old.