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Heart attack claims life of Gujarati cardiologist who saved hundreds of lives

Heart attack claims life of Gujarati cardiologist who saved hundreds of lives

Jamnagar, Gujarat: Dr Gaurav Gandhi, a renowned cardiologist in Gujarat's Jamnagar city, died on Wednesday after having a heart attack at home, according to his family and a colleague. Dr. Gandhi was 41 years old.

The city was in shock and mourning after Dr Gandhi's untimely demise early on Tuesday morning. In the evening, hundreds of mourners joined his final journey to a crematorium and paid tribute to the surgeon famed for carrying out numerous surgeries.

"Cardiologist Dinesh Gandhi suffered a heart attack and died at the hospital during treatment. It is a matter of great shock and grief to the medical fraternity of Jamnagar that such a bright and young doctor is no more with us. May his soul rest in peace," said Dr Vasavada.

According to his relatives and friends, Dr Gandhi reached home on Monday night after attending to patients at the private Sharda Hospital where he practised. He had his dinner and went to bed.

When his family members found him unconscious in the morning, they called an ambulance. He was taken to the GG Hospital where doctors tried to revive him but failed and declared him dead, they said.

Doctors said he died of a heart attack.

Dr Gandhi is survived by his aged parents, wife and two children.

Born in 1982, Dr Gandhi was a renowned heart surgeon and known for performing hundreds of angiography procedures and surgeries.

A post-mortem was performed on the body to ascertain the reason behind the heart attack and a report was awaited, said people in the know of the development.

Those who knew the cardiologist said he led an active life, played cricket and regularly went to the gymnasium.

With PTI inputs

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