Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away in Delhi on Saturday.
She was 81, the end came following a cardiac arrest. The Fortis Escorts Hospital authorities said she was brought in a critical condition with a cardiac arrest.
Dikshit is survived by her son Sandeep Dikshit and her daughter Latika Syed.
Sheila Dikshit was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, served for 15 years from 1998. She was three-time Delhi Chief Minister, she also served as the Governor of Kerala between 1998 to 2013.
Top leaders of India expressed their condolences through tweets and various other media. Here below are some of them.
Narender Modi – Prime Minister of India
Tweeted: “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.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh – Former Prime Minister of India
“It is a great loss for the country and Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader and administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. Country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time.”
Arvind Kejriwal – Delhi Chief Minister
The arch-rival of Shiela Dikshit in politics tweeted his condolences to the bereaved family members of Sheila. “Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs. Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace.”
Rahul Gandhi – Congress Leader
I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Shiela Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond. My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief.
Shashi Tharoor – Kerala M P
“The services she rendered to our country and especially to Delhi lives in people’s hearts, evident from the throngs at around her home.”
UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi paid her respects to the late Smt Sheila Dikshit. pic.twitter.com/9Eah2cEOur
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 20, 2019
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The Nation especially the Delhites will remember her nation-building abilities. Our Tributes to the departed leader.
We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and the party.
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