The first woman cardiologist in India was also the oldest working physician till Covid took her life at 103

This must have been in the late 90s that I had met the first woman cardiologist of India Dr. Padmavati Sivaramakrishna Iyer. I remember that the Padma Vibhushan awardee had shared with me that she was born in Rangoon (then in Burma now called Myanmar) and had studied her MBBS there, before she went to London for FRCP and then to Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Padmavati was Director of National Heart Institute, Delhi and Founder President of All India Heart Foundation. She was the oldest working Cardiologist till she succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday night at the age of 103. Amazing lady she was. Rest in peace.

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