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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]