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LIVE BREAKING !!! Former Delhi CM and Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Three-time Delhi chief minister from Congress, Sheila Dikshit passed away after a day she was admitted to Fortis Escorts hospital in New Delhi, according to reports.  

The prominent leader of Congress, Dikshit had cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and had to be immediately put on a ventilator. She was admitted to the hospital at around 10.30 am and she reported to be died at 3.30 pm at the city hospital. 

Sheila Dikshit was the senior-most Congress leader in its Delhi unit. She served as three-time Delhi's chief minister for almost 15 years. She was also very close to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. 

According to sources, Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr. Seth for the past few years. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago. 

"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 tweeted.  

Krishi Jagran would like to express its heartfelt condolence to the family. May her soul rest in peace.

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