Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

Report by: Nation Next Newsroom

Jul 20, 2019 16:38
Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit

Former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday in New Delhi at the age of 81. Dikshit, who had been ill for long time, was admitted to a hospital at 10:30 am and breathed her last at 3:30 pm.

Dikshit, who served as the CM of Delhi three times from 1998 to 2013, underwent a heart surgery last year in France. She recently fought Lok Sabha elections from North East Delhi but was defeated by BJP leader Manoj Tiwari.

Congress party mourned Dikshit’s death through a tweet. The tweet read, ” We regret to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief.”