Three-time Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit passes away at 81
New Delhi : Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Shiela Dikshit has passed away at the age of 81. She was ill from a long time. She was admitted at around 10.30 am today. She died 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.
In a tweet, the Congress said it regrets the death of Sheila Dikshit. The party said as chief minister, she transformed the face of Delhi in her 15-year tenure.
"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 said.