Former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior Congress leader, Sheila Dikshit passes away on Saturday at the age of 81.
Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time. The three-time CM was admitted at Escorts hospital in the morning. She suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed her last around 3.55 pm.
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away
Dr Ashok Seth, director, Escorts Fortis said Sheila Dikshit was managed well by a team of doctors. “At 3:15 pm she again suffered a cardiac arrest. She was put on ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully,” he told news agency ANI.
Sheila Dikshit was the senior-most Congress leader in its Delhi unit. She served as Delhi’s chief minister for 15 years. She was also very close to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
A host of political leaders, including condoled the demise of Dikshit.
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/jERrvJlQ4X
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2019
The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature.
Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. My thoughts are with her bereaved family & supporters. Om Shanti!
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2019
BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari: I had met her recently, it is a big shock. I remember how she welcomed me like a mother. Delhi will miss her. May God give her family and her closed ones the strength to bear this loss. #sheiladixit pic.twitter.com/nqOmU2lQ0I
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Smt Sheila Dixit. She was one of the tallest leaders in Congress & transformed Delhi in her tenure as CM. My deepest condolences to her family & loved ones.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 20, 2019
May her soul rest in peace!