Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit Passes Away at 81

New Delhi:  Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday here. She was 81. 

Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time. She was admitted at around 10.30 am today. She died at 3.30 pm at a city hospital, media reports stated.

Dikshit was the senior-most Congress leader in its Delhi unit. She served as Delhi’s chief minister for 15 years.
The Congress condoled the sad demise of  Sheila Dikshit.

“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,” the party said in a tweet.

Sheila Dikshit was also very close to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Expressing grief Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “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”.

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