RIP! Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

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Former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior Congress leader, Sheila Dikshit passes away on Saturday at the age of 81. 

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away

Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time. The three-time CM was admitted at Escorts hospital in the morning. She suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed her last around 3.55 pm.

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away

Dr Ashok Seth, director, Escorts Fortis said Sheila Dikshit was managed well by a team of doctors. “At 3:15 pm she again suffered a cardiac arrest. She was put on ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully,” he told news agency ANI.

Sheila Dikshit was the senior-most Congress leader in its Delhi unit. She served as Delhi’s chief minister for 15 years. She was also very close to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

A host of political leaders, including condoled the demise of Dikshit.

May her soul rest in peace!