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Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 July 2019, 16:24 IST
Sheila Dixit

The saddening news has come out for Congress party as the former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit has passed away today. She died at the age of 81 and she was fighting with a prolonged illness. She was admitted to Escorts Hospital today morning and the doctors declared her dead in few hours.

She was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi and she served from 1998 to 2013, until current CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal succeeded her. According to the media reports, Dikshit had cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and had to put on the ventilator.


Sheila Dikshit underwent heart surgery in France last year. Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart institute had advised former CM that the procedure be performed at University Hospital in Lille, France under the care of Dr Thomas Modine.

First published: 20 July 2019, 16:08 IST