Former Delhi Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away in Delhi on Saturday, 20 July. She was 81 years old. Dikshit was admitted to the Escorts Hospital in the national capital a few days ago, her family and the party said. She breathed her last around 3.55 pm.
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 ventilator and at 3:55 pm she passed away peacefully," he told news agency ANI.
"We regret to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief," the Congress said.