New Delhi: Three-time Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit was cremated at Nigambodh Ghat with full state honours on Sunday in presence of top leaders.Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Footwear Factory in Delhi's Narela; Firefighting Operation Underway
Thousands of men and women paid their respects to the veteran Congress leader before her mortal remains were taken to the Nigambodh Ghat. Also Read - Delhi: Water Supply In National Capital to Remain Disruptive from Today | Details Here
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi were among those who paid homage to Dikshit at the party headquarters in the heart of the national capital.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Raj Babbar were among others who joined the emotionally charged crowds.
Dikshit’s body was transported in a van with a Congress flag hoisted on top. Her sister Rama sat with the body. The van read, “Jab tak suraj chand rahega Sheila ji ka naam rahega”.
Many other Congress leaders and activities followed the van in cars and two-wheelers.
Earlier in the day, her mortal remains were brought to the Congress headquarters from her residence at Nizamuddin in south Delhi.
Sheila Dikshit (81) breathed her last on Saturday after she suffered two heart attacks in the day with the second one around 3:30 PM proving to be fatal. She died at 3:55 PM.
The Delhi government has announced two-day mourning.
With IANS inputs