'A Remarkable Woman': Lata Mangeshkar Remembers Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit Following Her Sudden Demise

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Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar remembered former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit following her sudden demise. Lauding the veteran politician for being a keen admirer of all art forms, legendary musician talked about how they often engaged in long conversations on music and poetry. 

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday, July 20, at the age of 81. As per media reports, she expired while undergoing heart surgery in France. She took her last breath reportedly at 03:30 PM. Several political leaders across party lines and eminent personalities grieved the sudden demise of the veteran Congress leader. Many of them took to social media to pay tribute to the departed soul. Her work, her political acumen, and her zealous leadership have undoubtedly been hailed by all.

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar remembered Sheila Dikshit and mourned her death in a recent social media post. Lauding the veteran politician for being a keen admirer of all art forms, legendary musician talked about how they often engaged in long conversations on music and poetry. 

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"Was deeply saddened to hear about Sheila ji’s demise. A remarkable woman, former CM of New Delhi and a keen admirer of all art forms. We never discussed politics but had long talks on music and poetry. May her soul rest in peace and heartfelt condolences to her family," Mangeshkar Tweeted as the news of Dikshit's demise surfaced.

Here's the post:

Sheila Dikshit was the longest-serving woman Chief Minister in the country, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. She led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi, and recently on 10 January 2019, was made the Delhi State Congress chief. The Congress party fought the recent Lok Sabha elections in Delhi under her leadership. In July 2013, Sheila Dixit was awarded the 'Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award-2013' by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

READ: PM Modi Remembers Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit's 'warm And Affectionate' Nature, Expresses Condolences At Her Sudden Demise

However, In the December 2013 elections, Dikshit lost the New Delhi constituency to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhi's chief minister. Subsequently, she was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014.

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