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S. I. Padmavati

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Dr. Padmavati Sivaramakrishna Iyer (20 June 1917 – 29 August 2020), commonly known as Dr. S. I. Padmavati or Dr. S. Padmavati, was a Burmese-born Indian cardiologist.

She was director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi and the founder president of the All India Heart Foundation.[1][2]

Padmavati was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 1992.[3]

Padmavati was an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.[4] She was the first woman cardiologist in India in 1954.[5]

Padmavati died on 29 August 2020 from COVID-19 in New Delhi at the age of 103.[6]


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  2. WHO Collaborating Centres in India: Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health Archived 12 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine WHO India.
  3. "Padma Awards". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
  4. "List of Fellows — NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. "Feature — Against the Tide: Been there, done that". Express Healthcare (Indian Express). March 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  6. Eminent cardiologist Dr Padmavati dies at 103 of COVID-19