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Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress Leader Sheila Dikshit Passes Away

Former Delhi chief minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passes away

New Delhi, July 20: Former Delhi chief minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Saturday passed away in Delhi at the age of 81, after a long illness. She was undergoing treatment at the Escorts Hospital.

Dikshit was the longest serving chief minister of Delhi and held the post for 15 years. She was recently appointed as the president of the Delhi Congress.

Rahul Gandhi in his tweet said; I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted; 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.