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  • 9:42 PM IST

    Live Updates: “I knew her even before she entered politics. It’s a great loss to the nation, they have lost an able administrator and a fine leader,” Former President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • 8:29 PM IST

    Live Updates: “It is a great loss for the country and Congress party. Delhi has lost an outstanding leader & administrator who transformed the state beyond recognition. The country will remember her contribution towards the transformation of Delhi for a long time,” Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh.

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  • 8:12 PM IST

    Live Updates: “Sheila Ji was counted among the most seasoned politicians of our nation. Her political life was spotless, I pay my tributes to her,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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    Live Updates: “People will miss Sheila Dikshit ji a lot, she had worked a lot for Delhi. Even though we were from different parties, whenever I met her she showed a lot of love. I pray to God to give peace to her soul and strength to her family to cope with this loss,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Live Updates: “I am saddened and shocked at the passing away of Smt Sheila Dikshit. A former Union Minister, 3 time CM and Governor, in her death I have lost a long-time friend and colleague. My thoughts are with her aggrieved family and friends,” Former President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • 7:52 PM IST

    Live Updates: “Delhi government has decided to observe a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect in the memory of former Chief Minister and veteran leader Sheila Dikshit ji. She will be accorded a state funeral,” Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

New Delhi: Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away today at Fortis Escorts Hospital.

“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 statement from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla read.

Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr. Seth for the past few years. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago.

Condolences started pouring in from all over the country just after the news of her demise broke.

Sheila Dikshit, the daughter-in-law of Congress leader and former Home Minister Uma Shankar Dikshit, represented Kannauj Parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh from 1984-1989.

She also served as a Union Minister in Rajiv Gandhi government from 1986 to 1989, first as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

In 1998, she became the Chief Minister of Delhi and remained in power till 2013.