Former CM Sheila Dikshit's funeral to be held today at Congress headquarters

Jul 21 2019 09:57 AM
Former CM Sheila Dikshit's funeral to be held today at Congress headquarters

New Delhi: Former Delhi CM and Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit passed away in Delhi on Saturday afternoon. She was 81 years old and had been ill for a long time. Her last rites will be held today (July 21) at 2:30 p.m. at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi. Earlier, her mortal remains will be kept at the Congress headquarters from 12 noon to 1 pm for the last darshan. The government has declared a two-day state mourning in Delhi.

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Sheila Dikshit, who was battling the disease, was admitted to Delhi's Escort Hospital on Saturday morning. Hospital authorities said Sheila Dikshit was brought to the hospital after a heart attack. She suffered a heart attack again after her condition improved. She passed away at 3:55 p.m. Prime Minister Modi and UPA Chairman Sonia Gandhi arrived at her residence in Nizamuddin on Saturday to make a final visit to sheila Dikshit's body. Delhi Congress and BJP leaders had reached her residence.

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President Ram Nath Kovind has condoled her demise and said that she had transformed the national capital Delhi during her reign. PM Modi also credited her with a commendable contribution to Delhi's development. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lamented that Dixit's contribution to the development of the city will always be remembered.

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