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Former Delhi CM & Congress Leader Sheila Dikshit Passes Away

She was 81 years old.

Veteran Congress leader and ex-Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday, July 20 reportedly after being admitted to the hospital earlier in the day. She was 81 years old.

Dikshit held the post of Delhi CM for three consecutive terms, from 1998-2013. In 2014, she served as the governor of Kerala for a period of five months.

Ahead of the 2019 general election, she had resumed charge as Delhi Congress chief.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, where she was admitted, issued the following statement:

“Mrs. Sheila Dixit was brought in the morning on 20th July 2019 to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, in a critical condition with cardiac arrest.

A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, led by Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, carried out the advanced resuscitative measures. Her condition stabilised temporarily. However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3:55pm on 20th of July 2019.”

“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,” the Congress party wrote on Twitter.

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