Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his condolences over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister and Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Saturday.
Naveen said that he is deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of former Delhi Chief Minister, Kerala Governor and veteran leader Sheila Dikshit.
The Odisha Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of former Delhi Chief Minister, Kerala Governor & veteran leader #SheilaDikshit. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends. Pray for peace to the departed soul.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 20, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of Dikshit and called the veteran leader a “warm and affable personality”.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that people of Delhi will always remember Sheila Dikshit contribution to the development during her tenure as Chief Minister of Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered”.
Dixit passed away in New Delhi today. She was 81.
She was ailing for some time. A three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, Shiela Dixit unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from North East Delhi.