- Sheila Dikshit was running ill for a long time, surgery in France also last year.
- His funeral will be done on Sunday afternoon at Delhi's Corporation Bodh Ghat
- During the treatment at the Fortis Escorts Hospital, the cordial was received at 3.15 pm
- For the first time, Kannauj was elected MP in 1984, the governor of Kerala was also formed in 2014.
Jul 20, 2019, 07:43 PM IST
new Delhi. Senior Congress leader Sheela Dikshit passed away on Saturday. He was 81 years old. He was admitted to the Fortis Escorts hospital in the capital on Saturday due to a severe deterioration. Dr. Ashok Seth, the director of the hospital told that during the treatment, Sheila Dikshit was given a cordial arrest at 3.15 pm. After this he was placed on the ventilator. Sheila Dikshit has been chief minister of Delhi for 15 years. Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had entrusted him with the responsibility of the party's president on January 10 in Delhi.
The body of Sheila Dikshit was kept for her last visit to her residence in East Nizamuddin. Several leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijay Goel, Jyotiraditya Scindia paid tribute to him. After 11.30 a.m. on Sunday, his last visit will come out for the corporation Bodh Ghat. On the other hand, the Kejriwal government has announced a two-day state mourning in Delhi.
Sheila Dikshit Lifelong congresswoman and as three time Chief Minister of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends Hope they find strength in this time of grief pic.twitter.com/oNHy23BpAL
– Congress (@INCIndia) July 20, 2019
Rahul said – I had a personal attachment to Sheela ji
I'm devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond.
My condolences to her family and the citizens of Delhi, whom she served freelyly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great misery.
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2019
President Covind condolences
Sadr to Sheila Dikshit, Former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital, which she would remember. Condolences to her family and associates #PresidentKovind
– President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 20, 2019
Sheila ji's contribution to Delhi's development is crucial: Modi
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a notable contribution to Delhi's development. Condolences to her family and supporters Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/jERrvJlQ4X
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2019
Sheela ji's demise for Delhi: Kejriwal
Just now got to know about the extremely horrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences May
– Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute on Twitter
I am extremely sad with the passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit. I express my condolences to their families and supporters. God give strength to his family in this hour of grief and give lasting peace to the departed soul.
– Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 20, 2019
First time MP was formed in 1984
Sheila Dikshit contested the Kannauj seat for the first time in 1984. Here he defeated the small Singh Yadav of SP. While being a Member of Parliament from 1984 to 1989, he has been a representative of India in the United Nations Commission on Status of Women.