New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit (81) passed away in Delhi on Saturday. Also Read - Bengaluru, Shimla 'Most Livable' Cities in Govt's Ease of Living Index | Check Complete List Here

The longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi is reported to have suffered a heart attack in the morning and then again at 3:45 PM. She passed away at 3:55 PM. Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too

The statement from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla read, “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 3:55 PM on 20th of July 2019.” Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided

The 81-year-old veteran Congress leader had undergone heart surgery in France last year.

She had also undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was treated for some infection recently.

Dikshit was appointed as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee earlier this year.