New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit (81) passed away in Delhi on Saturday.

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.

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.”

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.