Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in the Capital on Saturday. Ms. Dikshit was 81.

She was admitted to Fortis Escorts Hospital this morning and passed away at 3:55 p.m., according to hospital sources.

“Ms. Dikshit was brought in the morning on 20th July 2019 to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, in a critical condition with cardiac arrest. 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 3:55pm on 20th of July 2019,” a statement from the hospital said.


She had been appointed as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president on January 10, 2019, days after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing ill health. A three-time CM, the Congress veteran was the candidate from the North-East Delhi seat in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. She lost to BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari.


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