Dr (Prof) Harbans S. Wasir has been acknowledged both internationally and nationally for his outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology. Recently honoured with the Padma Bhushan, he received the Padma Shri in 1987. He has written nine books on Heart Care, notable among them, Traditional Wisdom for Heart Care and Preventive Cardiology. Dr Wasir is the consultant to WHO on cardiovascular disease and Honorary Physician to the President of India. He has been a visiting professor to universities in Sweden and Belgium. He has delivered over 350 lectures and published over 400 research papers. Formerly Head of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, he is currently Medical Director and Chief, Cardiology, Batra Hospital, New Delhi.