Veteran Congress Leader and -time Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit passes away at the age of 81. A few days ago the veteran leader was admitted to the Escorts Hospital. Reports do confirm that she was suffering from Cardiac Arrhythmia. Just for the record, she was the longest-serving minister.
Dixit Passes Away at 81:-
However, she was suffering from an irregular heartbeat and was soon after admitted to hospital. Eventually, she was on ventilators on Friday, July 19th. She took her last breath at around 3:55 Pm.
Sheila Dixit was the president of the Delhi Congress. She served as Delhi’s Chief Minister for 15 years from 1998-2013. As the whole nation is shocked by this depressing news. Similarly, the leaders of the nation share their feelings regarding this sudden demise.
Therefore, the hospital authorities in a statement said,
“Mrs. Sheila Dixit was brought in the morning of July 20 to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, in a critical condition with a cardiac arrest.”
Twitter Is Flooded With Condolences:-
First, President Ram Nath Kovind refers Sheila Dixit as “momentous transformation for the capital” during her tenure at the office.
Sad to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 20, 2019
Whereas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems deeply upset and talks about her personality in his tweet.
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/jERrvJlQ4X
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2019
Congress boy, Rahul Gandhi refers to Sheila Dixit as “daughter of Congress” while expressing his grief through his tweet.
I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond.
My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2019
Likewise, Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh has expressed his grief referring to her nature as “tallest leader of Congress”.
The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature.
Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. My thoughts are with her bereaved family & supporters. Om Shanti!
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2019
Captain Amarinder Singh shared his grief while mourning on Sheila Dixit’s death.
Extremely pained at the sudden death of Sheila Dikshit ji. A political era has passed away with her. Had known her for 40 years. She was like an elder sister to me, guiding and supporting me in my difficult moments. I will miss you Sheila ji. RIP.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 20, 2019
Various other celebrities expressed their condolences as well.
Satyajeet Tambe, praying for her soul to rest in peace.
Very sad news coming from Delhi … Sheila Dixit ji passes away … May her soul rest in peace !
I shared very close relations with entire Dixit family , I pray almighty to give strength to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/FdJcfYrx6B
— Satyajeet Tambe (@satyajeettambe) July 20, 2019
Cricket, Virender Singh Sehwag also shares his sadness.
Sad to hear about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji. Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2019
Manoj Tiwari calls her mother.
BJP MP & BJP Delhi President, Manoj Tiwari: I had met her recently, it is a big shock. I remember how she welcomed me like a mother. Delhi will miss her. May God give her family and her closed ones the strength to bear this loss. #sheiladixit pic.twitter.com/nqOmU2lQ0I
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2019
Advocate Somnath Bharti describes Dixit as “an era in herself”
Saddening to learn that ex CM Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dixit is no more. She was an era in herself for Delhi. Delhi Congress will be incomplete without her. May God bless her with a place in HIS HOLY FEET n give immense courage to her loved ones to bear this tragic loss!
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) July 20, 2019
Mehbooba Mufti, president of Jammu and Kashmir refers Sheila Dixit as “Transformer”.
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Smt Sheila Dixit. She was one of the tallest leaders in Congress & transformed Delhi in her tenure as CM. My deepest condolences to her family & loved ones.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 20, 2019
Extremely sad to hear of the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji. Thoughts and prayers with her family and supporters in this difficult time.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 20, 2019
Indeed the sudden death of Sheila Dixit has bought the nation to halt. In other words, it is the darkest of time for the nation. #RIPSheilaDixit