Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in the Capital on Saturday. Ms. Dikshit was 81.
She was admitted to Fortis Escorts Hospital this morning and passed away at 3:55 p.m., according to hospital sources.
Ms. Dikshit was the longest-serving chief minister of the national capital. Various politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, have expressed their condolences on the veteran Congress leader's death.
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. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti. - PM Modi on twitter.
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 associate - President of INDIA.