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Sheila Dikshit passes away: Delhi govt declares 2-day state mourning; last rites on Sunday

BusinessToday.In | 20 July 2019

Fomer Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday in New Delhi at the age fo 81 years. Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time and was reportedly admitted at around 10.30 am in a city hospital today. She passed away around 3.55 pm, as per media reports. She was put on ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully. Her mortal remains were brought back to her residence later in the evening. The last rites will be performed at 2:30pm on Sunday.

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  • Presently, she was holding the office of Delhi Congress president. She even contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha election against BJP's Manoj Tiwari from the North-East Delhi parliamentary seat.
  • 21:49 IST

    ASSOCHAM chief expresses grief over demise of Sheila Dikshit

    ASSOCHAM president BK Goenka expressed his condolences over the sudden demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.
    "Smt Dikshit had a warm and affectionate personality and worked passionately for the transformation of the National Capital, which boasts of a successful metro, world class-airport and international sports facilities. Her model of economic development had infrastructure upgrade at the core, and the reforms in areas like electricity distribution stood out," Goenka said.

  • 21:49 IST: ASSOCHAM president BK Goenka expressed his condolences over the sudden demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.
    "Smt Dikshit had a warm and affectionate personality and worked passionately for the transformation of the National Capital, which boasts of a successful metro, world class-airport and international sports facilities. Her model of economic development had infrastructure upgrade at the core, and the reforms in areas like electricity distribution stood out," Goenka said.

  • 20:37 IST

    Delhi lost an outstanding leader and administrator: Manmohan Singh

    Paying respects to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, former PM Manmohan Singh said that Delhi has lost an outstanding leader and administrator who transformed the national capital.
    "It is great loss for the country & Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader & administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. Country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time," Singh said.

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: It is great loss for the country & Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader & administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. Country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time. pic.twitter.com/d3rbGNMD9c

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:37 IST: Paying respects to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, former PM Manmohan Singh said that Delhi has lost an outstanding leader and administrator who transformed the national capital.
    "It is great loss for the country & Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader & administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. Country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time," Singh said.

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: It is great loss for the country & Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader & administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. Country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time. pic.twitter.com/d3rbGNMD9c

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:34 IST

    Sharmila Tagore pays respects to Sheila Dikshit

    Actress Sharmila Tagore pays respects to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Delhi: Actress Sharmila Tagore pays respects to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the latter's residence in Nizamuddin. Dikshit, 81, passed away due to cardiac arrest, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/zCMGrfOBAK

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:34 IST: Actress Sharmila Tagore pays respects to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Delhi: Actress Sharmila Tagore pays respects to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the latter's residence in Nizamuddin. Dikshit, 81, passed away due to cardiac arrest, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/zCMGrfOBAK

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:16 IST

    Pranab Mukherjee pays respects to Sheila Dikshit

    Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who passed away today, due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/DGwf4KCgbF

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:16 IST: Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who passed away today, due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/DGwf4KCgbF

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:14 IST

    Rqajnath Singh pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. Remembering her, Singh says that Sheila Dikshit was counted amongst the most seasoned politicians of our nation.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: Sheila Ji was counted among the most seasoned politicians of our nation. Her political life was spotless, I pay my tributes to her. pic.twitter.com/3P0lzGJ51I

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:14 IST: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. Remembering her, Singh says that Sheila Dikshit was counted amongst the most seasoned politicians of our nation.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: Sheila Ji was counted among the most seasoned politicians of our nation. Her political life was spotless, I pay my tributes to her. pic.twitter.com/3P0lzGJ51I

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:12 IST

    People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot: Arvind Kejriwal

    "People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot, she had worked a lot for Delhi. Even though we were from different parties, whenever I met her she showed a lot of love. I pray to god to give peace to her soul & strength to her family to cope with this loss," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot, she had worked a lot for Delhi. Even though we were from different parties, whenever I met her she showed a lot of love. I pray to god to give peace to her soul & strength to her family to cope with this loss. pic.twitter.com/uNSDpxL2Xh

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 20:12 IST: "People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot, she had worked a lot for Delhi. Even though we were from different parties, whenever I met her she showed a lot of love. I pray to god to give peace to her soul & strength to her family to cope with this loss," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot, she had worked a lot for Delhi. Even though we were from different parties, whenever I met her she showed a lot of love. I pray to god to give peace to her soul & strength to her family to cope with this loss. pic.twitter.com/uNSDpxL2Xh

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:54 IST

    She represented the spirit of the Congress: Kapil Sibal

    "The passing away of Sheila Dikshit comes as a shock to all. She represented the spirit of the Congress epitomising all that that it stands for. Her 15 years as CM was a glorious period making Delhi what it is today. May her soul rest in peace," said senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

    The passing away of Sheila Dikshit comes as a shock to all . She represented the spirit of the Congress epitomising all that that it stands for . Her 15 years as CM was a glorious period making Delhi what it is today . May her soul rest in peace .

    — Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) July 20, 2019

  • 19:54 IST: "The passing away of Sheila Dikshit comes as a shock to all. She represented the spirit of the Congress epitomising all that that it stands for. Her 15 years as CM was a glorious period making Delhi what it is today. May her soul rest in peace," said senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

    The passing away of Sheila Dikshit comes as a shock to all . She represented the spirit of the Congress epitomising all that that it stands for . Her 15 years as CM was a glorious period making Delhi what it is today . May her soul rest in peace .

    — Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) July 20, 2019

  • 19:51 IST

    She will be remembered for her works: Arun Jaitley

    Bemoaning the sudden demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that she will be remembered for her works.

  • 19:51 IST: Bemoaning the sudden demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that she will be remembered for her works.

  • 19:47 IST

    Delhi owes her a lot: Kiran Bedi remembers Sheila Dikshit

    "Very saddened to hear of Mrs Dixit's passing away. She was a woman of culture and finesse as I remember her. She was a delight to converse with.
    Delhi owes her a lot. She will be remembered for all that changed in Delhi under her leadership," Kiran Bedi said.

    Very saddened to hear of Mrs Dixit’s passing away. She was a woman of culture and finesse as I remember her. She was a delight to converse with.
    Delhi owes her a lot. She will be remembered for all that changed in Delhi under her leadership.

    — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 20, 2019

  • 19:47 IST: "Very saddened to hear of Mrs Dixit's passing away. She was a woman of culture and finesse as I remember her. She was a delight to converse with.
    Delhi owes her a lot. She will be remembered for all that changed in Delhi under her leadership," Kiran Bedi said.

    Very saddened to hear of Mrs Dixit’s passing away. She was a woman of culture and finesse as I remember her. She was a delight to converse with.
    Delhi owes her a lot. She will be remembered for all that changed in Delhi under her leadership.

    — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 20, 2019

  • 19:45 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal, manish Sisodia pay their respects

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to his predecessor Sheila Dikshit. He is accompanied by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal & Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pay tribute to Sheila Dikshit, who passed away today, due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/4Pu5DHQR7r

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:45 IST: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to his predecessor Sheila Dikshit. He is accompanied by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal & Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pay tribute to Sheila Dikshit, who passed away today, due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/4Pu5DHQR7r

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:43 IST

    Manoj Tiwari pays respect to Sheila Dikshit

    BJP MP and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari pays his respects to Sheila Dikshit.

    BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away today, due to a cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/Tg0affJdMx

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:43 IST: BJP MP and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari pays his respects to Sheila Dikshit.

    BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away today, due to a cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/Tg0affJdMx

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:41 IST

    A fierce champion of the people, she dedicated her life to better Delhi: Gautam Gambhir

    "I'm deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Sheila Dixitji. A fierce champion of the people, she dedicated her life to better Delhi. A huge loss for the capital. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends," tweeted East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir.

  • 19:41 IST: "I'm deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Sheila Dixitji. A fierce champion of the people, she dedicated her life to better Delhi. A huge loss for the capital. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends," tweeted East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir.

  • 19:39 IST

    She effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure: Akshay Kumar

    "Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure. Heartfelt condolences to her family," actor Akshay Kumar tweeted.

  • 19:39 IST: "Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure. Heartfelt condolences to her family," actor Akshay Kumar tweeted.

  • 19:33 IST

    Her contribution to Delhi and the country was immense: LS Speaker Om Birla

    "Sheila Dikhshit ji was a motherly figure, as a social & a political worker her contribution was immense to Delhi and the country; whole country is sad over her demise," said Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.

  • 19:33 IST: "Sheila Dikhshit ji was a motherly figure, as a social & a political worker her contribution was immense to Delhi and the country; whole country is sad over her demise," said Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.

  • 19:23 IST

    PM Modi pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last tribute to Sheila Dikshit. She passed away on Saturday after a cardiac arrest.

  • 19:23 IST: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last tribute to Sheila Dikshit. She passed away on Saturday after a cardiac arrest.

  • 19:21 IST

    FM Sitharaman offers condolences

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman offers condolences on the demise of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.

    Sorry to know that former Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. #SheilaDikshit is no more. Condolences to her family, friends and followers.

    — Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) July 20, 2019

  • 19:21 IST: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman offers condolences on the demise of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.

    Sorry to know that former Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. #SheilaDikshit is no more. Condolences to her family, friends and followers.

    — Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) July 20, 2019

  • 19:18 IST

    LS Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

  • 19:18 IST: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

  • 19:15 IST

    Opponents in politics, friends in personal life: Sushma Swaraj

    Former Foreign Affairs Minister remembered Sheila Diskhit as an opponent in politics, but a friend in personal life.
    Dikshit, three-time Delhi CM and veteran Congress leader, passed away on Saturday.

    I am sorry to know about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji. We were opponents in politics but friends in personal life. She was a fine human being. #SheilaDixit

    — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 20, 2019

  • 19:15 IST: Former Foreign Affairs Minister remembered Sheila Diskhit as an opponent in politics, but a friend in personal life.
    Dikshit, three-time Delhi CM and veteran Congress leader, passed away on Saturday.

    I am sorry to know about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji. We were opponents in politics but friends in personal life. She was a fine human being. #SheilaDixit

    — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 20, 2019

  • 19:11 IST

    Anand Mahindra remembers Sheila Dikshit as pioneer of electric mobility in Delhi

    Remembering Sheila Dikshit, industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted, "We Indians revere figures that are maternal and readily accept them in leadership roles. But good leaders transcend gender labels. #SheilaDikshit was one such leader. I will remember her most distinctly for being a pioneering champion of electric mobility in Delhi..."
    Dikshit became the Chief Minister of Delhi thrice, from 1998 to 2013.

    We Indians revere figures that are maternal and readily accept them in leadership roles. But good leaders transcend gender labels. #SheilaDikshit was one such leader. I will remember her most distinctly for being a pioneering champion of electric mobility in Delhi... https://t.co/0U3XNORCIC

    — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 20, 2019

  • 19:11 IST: Remembering Sheila Dikshit, industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted, "We Indians revere figures that are maternal and readily accept them in leadership roles. But good leaders transcend gender labels. #SheilaDikshit was one such leader. I will remember her most distinctly for being a pioneering champion of electric mobility in Delhi..."
    Dikshit became the Chief Minister of Delhi thrice, from 1998 to 2013.

    We Indians revere figures that are maternal and readily accept them in leadership roles. But good leaders transcend gender labels. #SheilaDikshit was one such leader. I will remember her most distinctly for being a pioneering champion of electric mobility in Delhi... https://t.co/0U3XNORCIC

    — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 20, 2019

  • 19:06 IST

    Jyotiraditya Scindia pays respect to Sheila Dikshit

    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away today, in Delhi due to a cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/1xaLh7iz9p

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:06 IST: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away today, in Delhi due to a cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/1xaLh7iz9p

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:05 IST

    Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit

    UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived at the residence of Sheila Dikshit to pay her respects.

    Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. pic.twitter.com/FxKxCCT48J

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:05 IST: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived at the residence of Sheila Dikshit to pay her respects.

    Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. pic.twitter.com/FxKxCCT48J

    — ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019

  • 19:02 IST

    Her role in Delhi's development will be remembered: Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said that Sheila Dikshit's contribution towards the development of Delhi will always be remebered. Dikshit remained the CM of Delhi for 15 years from 1998 to 2013.

    दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री और काँग्रेस की वरिष्ठ नेता श्रीमती शिला दीक्षित जी के देहांत की खबर सुनकर व्यथित हूं। दिल्ली के विकास में उनका योगदान हमेशा याद रखा जाएगा। उनके परिजनों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। भगवान शीला जी की दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति दे। ॐ शांतिः।

    — Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 20, 2019

  • 19:02 IST: Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said that Sheila Dikshit's contribution towards the development of Delhi will always be remebered. Dikshit remained the CM of Delhi for 15 years from 1998 to 2013.

    दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री और काँग्रेस की वरिष्ठ नेता श्रीमती शिला दीक्षित जी के देहांत की खबर सुनकर व्यथित हूं। दिल्ली के विकास में उनका योगदान हमेशा याद रखा जाएगा। उनके परिजनों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। भगवान शीला जी की दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति दे। ॐ शांतिः।

    — Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 20, 2019

  • 18:58 IST

    Amit Shah mourns demise of Sheila Dikshit

    Home Minister Amit Shah expressed sorrow at the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. In a tweet, Shah offered condolences to Dikshit's family and supporters.

    दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती शीला दीक्षित जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुखी हूँ। मैं उनके परिजनों और समर्थकों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर दु:ख की इस घड़ी में उनके परिवार को शक्ति दे और दिवंगत आत्मा को चिर शांति प्रदान करे ।
    ॐ शांति शांति शांति

    — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 20, 2019

  • 18:58 IST: Home Minister Amit Shah expressed sorrow at the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. In a tweet, Shah offered condolences to Dikshit's family and supporters.

    दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती शीला दीक्षित जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुखी हूँ। मैं उनके परिजनों और समर्थकों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर दु:ख की इस घड़ी में उनके परिवार को शक्ति दे और दिवंगत आत्मा को चिर शांति प्रदान करे ।
    ॐ शांति शांति शांति

    — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 20, 2019

  • 18:41 IST

    Priyanka Gandhi mourns Ex-CM Dixit passes away

    Priyanka Gandhi mourned the passing away of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit by saying that Sheila Dixit will always be remembered for her years of exemplary governance and immense contribution to the development of Delhi.

  • 18:41 IST: Priyanka Gandhi mourned the passing away of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit by saying that Sheila Dixit will always be remembered for her years of exemplary governance and immense contribution to the development of Delhi.

  • 18:38 IST

    Hard to believe-My mentor is no more: Ajay Maken

    Ex-Cabinet Minister,GOI, Ajay Maken tweeted today that he will always thankfully remember the way she groomed him as a young politician and granted him valuable learning experience under her guidance.


    "Hard to believe-My mentor and a mother like figure to me Sheila Dikshit ji is no more" he tweeted, adding that, "Delhi can never forget her contribution."

  • 18:38 IST: Ex-Cabinet Minister,GOI, Ajay Maken tweeted today that he will always thankfully remember the way she groomed him as a young politician and granted him valuable learning experience under her guidance.


    "Hard to believe-My mentor and a mother like figure to me Sheila Dikshit ji is no more" he tweeted, adding that, "Delhi can never forget her contribution."

  • 18:35 IST

    BJP leader Vijay Goel pays tribute to former Delhi-CM Sheila Dixit

    BJP leader Vijay Goel pays tribute to Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in Nizamuddin.

  • 18:35 IST: BJP leader Vijay Goel pays tribute to Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in Nizamuddin.

  • 18:34 IST

    Pained by her sudden demise: N Chandrababu Naidu

    N Chandrababu Naidu, President, Telugu Desam Party tweeted that he was pained by the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji.

    :As a stalwart of Delhi politics, she will be remembered for her rich contribution during her 15-year tenure as Chief Minister. My condolences to her bereaved family", he further added on his tweet, posted today.
     

    Pained by the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji. As a stalwart of Delhi politics, she will be remembered for her rich contribution during her 15-year tenure as Chief Minister. My condolences to her bereaved family.

    — N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) July 20, 2019


     

  • 18:34 IST: N Chandrababu Naidu, President, Telugu Desam Party tweeted that he was pained by the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji.

    :As a stalwart of Delhi politics, she will be remembered for her rich contribution during her 15-year tenure as Chief Minister. My condolences to her bereaved family", he further added on his tweet, posted today.
     

    Pained by the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji. As a stalwart of Delhi politics, she will be remembered for her rich contribution during her 15-year tenure as Chief Minister. My condolences to her bereaved family.

    — N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) July 20, 2019


     

  • 18:32 IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri offers heartfelt condolences to Dixit's family

    Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation & MoS Commerce & Industry, tweeted on Dixit's demise that he was deeply saddened on the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader & former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji.

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family, supporters & admirers, he further added.
     

    Deeply saddened on the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader & former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji.

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family, supporters & admirers. 

    Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/e00KEvyTmf

    — Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) July 20, 2019

  • 18:32 IST: Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation & MoS Commerce & Industry, tweeted on Dixit's demise that he was deeply saddened on the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader & former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji.

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family, supporters & admirers, he further added.
     

    Deeply saddened on the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader & former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji.

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family, supporters & admirers. 

    Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/e00KEvyTmf

    — Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) July 20, 2019

  • 18:28 IST

    Sachin Pilot passes condolences to Dixit's family

    Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, tweeted that he was saddened to hear that Smt Sheila Dikshit has passed away and passed condolences to the family & prayers for the departed soul.




     

  • 18:28 IST: Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, tweeted that he was saddened to hear that Smt Sheila Dikshit has passed away and passed condolences to the family & prayers for the departed soul.




     

  • 18:13 IST

    Dixit was holding the office of Delhi Congress president

    Shiela 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.

    Presently, she was holding the office of Delhi Congress president. She even contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha election against BJP's Manoj Tiwari from the North-East Delhi parliamentary seat.

    Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time and was reportedly admitted at around 10.30 am in a city hospital today. She passed away around 3.55 pm, as per media reports. She was put on ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully. Her mortal remains were brought back to her residence later in the evening.

  • 18:13 IST: Shiela 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.

    Presently, she was holding the office of Delhi Congress president. She even contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha election against BJP's Manoj Tiwari from the North-East Delhi parliamentary seat.

    Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time and was reportedly admitted at around 10.30 am in a city hospital today. She passed away around 3.55 pm, as per media reports. She was put on ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully. Her mortal remains were brought back to her residence later in the evening.

  • 18:09 IST

    Last rites to be held at Nigambodh Ghat tomorrow

    Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit's last rites will be held at the Nigambodh Ghat tomorrow.

    Ahmed Patel, Congress told ANI, " I think her mortal remains will be taken to their home in 1-1:30 hours, then it will be decided tomorrow morning when to take it to Congress headquarters, then it will be taken to Nigam Bodh Ghat. "

  • 18:09 IST: Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit's last rites will be held at the Nigambodh Ghat tomorrow.

    Ahmed Patel, Congress told ANI, " I think her mortal remains will be taken to their home in 1-1:30 hours, then it will be decided tomorrow morning when to take it to Congress headquarters, then it will be taken to Nigam Bodh Ghat. "

  • 18:07 IST

    2-day state mourning over Sheila Dikshit's demise

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Delhi said that the government has decided to declare 2-day state mourning over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

  • 18:07 IST: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Delhi said that the government has decided to declare 2-day state mourning over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

  • 17:57 IST

    She was a wonderful human being, says Shashi Tharoor

    Shahi Tharoor, MP for Thiruvananthapuram today tweeted on Dixit's demise that she was an outstanding Chief Minister, a warm & outgoing friend & above all a wonderful human being.

    He added, "I am privileged to have known her since my college days. I shall miss her terribly — & so does Delhi already."


     

  • 17:57 IST:

    Shahi Tharoor, MP for Thiruvananthapuram today tweeted on Dixit's demise that she was an outstanding Chief Minister, a warm & outgoing friend & above all a wonderful human being.

    He added, "I am privileged to have known her since my college days. I shall miss her terribly — & so does Delhi already."


     

  • 17:55 IST

    Extremely pained at the sudden death of Sheila Dikshit ji, tweets Punjab CM

    Extremely pained at the sudden death of Sheila Dikshit ji. A political era has passed away with her. Had known her for 40 years. She was like an elder sister to me, guiding and supporting me in my difficult moments. I will miss you Sheila ji. RIP, " tweeted Capt.Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, on the news of Dixit's demise today.

  • 17:55 IST: Extremely pained at the sudden death of Sheila Dikshit ji. A political era has passed away with her. Had known her for 40 years. She was like an elder sister to me, guiding and supporting me in my difficult moments. I will miss you Sheila ji. RIP, " tweeted Capt.Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, on the news of Dixit's demise today.

  • 17:53 IST

    She was a fine human being: Sushma Swaraj

    Former Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj, who admitted in her tweet being an opponent of the demised Ex- Delhi CM Dixit, said that she felt sorry to hear about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji, adding that she was a fine human being.

  • 17:53 IST: Former Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj, who admitted in her tweet being an opponent of the demised Ex- Delhi CM Dixit, said that she felt sorry to hear about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji, adding that she was a fine human being.

  • 17:49 IST

    Extremely sad to know abut her demise, says Akshay Kumar

    Actor Akshay Kumar has tweeted that he is extremely sad about the news of her demise, quoting that the former Congress Leader and Ex- Delhi CM had effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure.

  • 17:49 IST: Actor Akshay Kumar has tweeted that he is extremely sad about the news of her demise, quoting that the former Congress Leader and Ex- Delhi CM had effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure.

  • 17:46 IST

    RIP Sheila Dixit Ji: Aam Aadmi Party

    Aam Aadmi Party, in their official twitter account, said that the party  is deeply saddened by demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit ji.
     

    We are deeply saddened by demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit ji. We offer our heartfelt sorrow and condolences to Sheila Ji's family. May her soul Rest in peace. Om Shanti! 💐#SheilaDixitpic.twitter.com/Ya6XNOL4hd

    — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) July 20, 2019

  • 17:46 IST: Aam Aadmi Party, in their official twitter account, said that the party  is deeply saddened by demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit ji.
     

    We are deeply saddened by demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit ji. We offer our heartfelt sorrow and condolences to Sheila Ji's family. May her soul Rest in peace. Om Shanti! 💐#SheilaDixitpic.twitter.com/Ya6XNOL4hd

    — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) July 20, 2019

  • 17:44 IST

    Smriti Irani tweet on Sheila Dixit's demise

    Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development  Smriti Irani tweet on Sheila Dixit's demise,saying "Deeply saddened by the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit ji. "

  • 17:44 IST: Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development  Smriti Irani tweet on Sheila Dixit's demise,saying "Deeply saddened by the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit ji. "

  • 17:41 IST

    Condolences to her family and supporters: Tripura CM

    Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tweet that he was in shock about Sheila Dixit's demise and passed condolences to her family.

    Her contribution to Indian politics will always be remembered, he added.

  • 17:41 IST: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tweet that he was in shock about Sheila Dixit's demise and passed condolences to her family.

    Her contribution to Indian politics will always be remembered, he added.

  • 17:37 IST

    Urmila Matondkar tweets RIP Smt.Sheila Dikshit ji

    Urmila Matondkar , recently actress-turned-politician said that Dixit  will always be loved and respected for her strength, determination, fierce and yet kind personality that made Delhi more beautiful than ever among many other things.




     

  • 17:37 IST: Urmila Matondkar , recently actress-turned-politician said that Dixit  will always be loved and respected for her strength, determination, fierce and yet kind personality that made Delhi more beautiful than ever among many other things.




     

  • 17:33 IST

    My thoughts are with her bereaved family, tweets Rajnath Singh


    Rajnath Singh, the Defense Minister of the nation tweeted,"The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature.

    He added that she was widely respected cutting across party lines.

  • 17:33 IST:
    Rajnath Singh, the Defense Minister of the nation tweeted,"The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature.

    He added that she was widely respected cutting across party lines.

  • 17:30 IST

    Sheila Dixit's mortal remains brought to residence

    Sheila Dixit's mortal remains have been brought to her residence in Nizamuddin.



     

  • 17:30 IST: Sheila Dixit's mortal remains have been brought to her residence in Nizamuddin.



     

  • 17:27 IST

    Sheila Dikshit had been undergoing treatment



    As per media sources, Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr Seth for the past few years. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago.

    81 year old Dikshit has undergone a heart surgery in France in 2018. Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart institute had advised that the procedure be performed at University Hospital in Lille, France under the care of Dr Thomas Modine.

  • 17:27 IST:

    As per media sources, Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr Seth for the past few years. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago.

    81 year old Dikshit has undergone a heart surgery in France in 2018. Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart institute had advised that the procedure be performed at University Hospital in Lille, France under the care of Dr Thomas Modine.

  • 17:20 IST

    What terrible terrible news : Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah, Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, said that Former CM Dixit will be greatly missed, adding that she did wonders for national capital and was always was a very warm and affectionate person.



     

  • 17:20 IST: Omar Abdullah, Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, said that Former CM Dixit will be greatly missed, adding that she did wonders for national capital and was always was a very warm and affectionate person.



     

  • 17:16 IST

    It was a big shock for me, says BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari

    BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari, on an interview with ANI, sadi that the news cams as a big shock to him as he had met her recently.

    "I remember how she welcomed me like a mother. Delhi will miss her. May God give her family and her closed ones the strength to bear this loss" he added further.


     

  • 17:16 IST:

    BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari, on an interview with ANI, sadi that the news cams as a big shock to him as he had met her recently.

    "I remember how she welcomed me like a mother. Delhi will miss her. May God give her family and her closed ones the strength to bear this loss" he added further.


     

  • 17:11 IST

    PM deeply saddened by Dixit's demise



    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he was saddened by the demise of the former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    "Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti," he added on his tweet today.



  • 17:11 IST:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he was saddened by the demise of the former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

    "Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti," he added on his tweet today.



  • 17:07 IST

    Rahul Gandhi wishes condolences to her family

    "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, " former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

     

  • 17:07 IST: "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, " former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

     

  • 17:05 IST

    Congress greives on lifelong congresswoman's death

    "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," Congress said in a tweet.

  • 17:05 IST:

    "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," Congress said in a tweet.

  • 17:03 IST

    Sehwag wishes heartfelt condolences to her family

    Virender Sehwag tweet that he was sad hear about the passing away of Shela Dixit, while wishing heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.


  • 17:03 IST:

    Virender Sehwag tweet that he was sad hear about the passing away of Shela Dixit, while wishing heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.


  • 17:00 IST

    Her demise a huge loss for Delhi, says Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the demise of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit and said her contribution will always be remembered.
     

    Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace

    — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2019

     

  • 17:00 IST: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the demise of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit and said her contribution will always be remembered.
     

    Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace

    — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2019

     

  • 16:57 IST

    President Ram Naath Kovind tweets on her demise

    President Ram Nath Kovind has tweeted today that CM Sheila Diksit will be remembered for the "momentous transformation for the capital" during her tenure at office.
     

    Sad to hear of the passing of Smt 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 for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates #PresidentKovind

    — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 20, 2019

     

  • 16:57 IST:

    President Ram Nath Kovind has tweeted today that CM Sheila Diksit will be remembered for the "momentous transformation for the capital" during her tenure at office.
     

    Sad to hear of the passing of Smt 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 for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates #PresidentKovind

    — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 20, 2019

     

  • 16:53 IST

    Sheila Dixit passes away

    Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday in New Delhi at the age fo 81 years. Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time and was reportedly admitted at around 10.30 am in a a city hospital today. She passed away around 3.55 p, as per media reports. She was the longest serving Delhi Cheif Minister, who served for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013.

  • 16:53 IST: Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday in New Delhi at the age fo 81 years. Shiela Dikshit had been ill for a long time and was reportedly admitted at around 10.30 am in a a city hospital today. She passed away around 3.55 p, as per media reports. She was the longest serving Delhi Cheif Minister, who served for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013.