- Around 10:00 am, Dr BK Goyal’s dead body was brought to Banganga banganga crematorium. Around 11:00 am, after which he was cremated.
- Along with Sushilkumar Shinde, a former union home minister, many doctors and his family were present.
- CM Devendra Fadnavis mourned DR Goyal’s death. He said, “Due to his impeccable work. Not only in India, he made a good impression around the world. It’s a great loss to the medical fraternity.”
Dr Ajay Chaurasia, Professor and Head of cardiology department, BYL Nair Hospital said, “In the year 1992, I joined Bombay Hospital. I know him since then. He was very kind and lovable. He worshipped his work. He had a unique way of working and was a ‘One Man Army’.”
He added, “I learnt a lot from him. He wanted to serve his patients till his last breathe. And it happened so.”
Dr Gautam Bhansali, consulting general physician at Bombay Hospital said, “He has done a lot for the patients. His contribution is immense. Owing to which he was awarded by the union government. He was accorded state funeral on Wednesday.”
Dr Nirmal Surya, a seniorconsultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation said, “Dr Goyal was a great human being. I know him since the year 1984 when I came to Mumbai. He was very helpful and he immediately appointed me. He was like a guardian to me and he always stood by me. I have not seen a person like him who has received top civilian awards. I am saddened by his unfortunate demise.”