Sheila Dikshit Passes Away At 81
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 20, Jul 2019, 18:44 pm IST | UPDATED: 20, Jul 2019, 18:44 pm IST
Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away at the Escorts Hospital here on Saturday. She was 83. "Dikshit died at Escorts Hospital here," Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Jitender Kumar Kochar said.
She was admitted to Escorts hospital a few days ago. She breathed her last around 3.55 p.m. Dixit served as the chief minister of Delhi for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013 and was unwell for some time.
She was president of Delhi Congress. She served as Delhi's chief minister for 15 years from 1998-2013 and also served as the governor of Kerala.She unsuccessfully fought the recent Lok Sabha elections from the North-East Delhi constituency. She represented New Delhi constituency in Delhi Vidhan Sabha.Dikshit became an MP for the first time from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh in 1984. She was also a close associate of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and a minister in his cabinet.Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise Dikshit, saying she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi's development. In a tweet, he offered his condolence to her family and supporters."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," he said."Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti," Modi said.