Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

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Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Escorts Fortis hospital on Saturday at the age of 81.

She was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi till date, she was the Chief Minister of Delhi from 1998 to 2013.

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Dr Ashok Seth, Director, Escorts Fortis said, “Sheila Dikshit was managed well by a team of doctors. At 3:15 pm she again suffered a cardiac arrest. She was put on a ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully”

A post graduate in history from Miranda House, Delhi University, Dikshit was a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Delhi.

She also served as a Union Minister during 1986-1989. She first served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

She was appointed as the Governor of Kerala in March 2014 but gave her resignation 5 months later.

Political leaders from all across the country are tweeting after the news of her demise broke expressing their condolences.

 

 

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