Noted neurologist and Padma Shri awardee Dr Ashok Panagariya has passed away due to post-COVID complications on Friday morning. He was 71.
As per reports, Dr Panagariya was on ventilator support since the past several days. His condition deteriorated and died on Friday.
Terming Dr Panagariya as an "outstanding neurologist", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his pioneering work in the medical field will benefit generations of doctors and researchers.
"Dr Ashok Panagariya made a mark as an outstanding neurologist. His pioneering work in the medical field will benefit generations of doctors and researchers. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed grief and said the passing away of the nationally renowned neurologist was a personal loss for him and his family.
He reiterated that Dr Panagariya played a pivotal role in the state as a medical expert during the coronavirus pandemic.