Shocked to hear about Shiela Dikshit's sudden demise: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi : Former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. Due to prolonged illness she was shifted to hospital on Saturday morning but later she suffered a cardiac arrest and took her last breath at 3.55 pm at a city hospital.
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.
Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh expressed shock on the sudden demise news. "I'm shocked to hear the sudden passing away of Smt #ShielaDixit. In her death the country has lost a dedicated Congress leader of the masses. People of Delhi will always remember her contribution to Delhi's development during her tenure as CM for 3 yrs," he said.
Shiela Dikshit had served as Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years.