Actress Sharmila Tagore pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit
Former PM Manmohan Sigh pays tribute to fellow Congressman Sheila Dikshit
Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays his last tribute to Sheila Dikshit
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays his tribute
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit
PM Modi pays his tribute to the former Delhi Chief Minister
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays his tribute:
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit
UPDATE at 6:30 PM:
Last rites of Sheila Dikshit will be held at Nigam Bodh Ghat on Sunday while her mortal remains would be kept for people to pay tributes at her Nizamuddin residence till 11 AM, as per ANI.
UPDATE at 4:30 PM:
Details of Sheila Dikshit's last rites were shared by Congress leader Ahmad Patel.
In an unfortunate incident, Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away on July 20, Saturday at the age of 81. Details available at the time of writing states that she passed away due to cardiac arrest at Escorts Fortis Hospital. Sheila Dikshit was born 31 March 1938 and was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Sources also informed that she breathed her last at 03:55 PM.
Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by 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. The Congress party fought the recent Lok Sabha elections in Delhi under her leadership.
Informing about the cause of her demise, Dr Ashok Seth the director of Escorts Fortis where her treatment was going on said that she suffered a cardiac arrest, however she passed away at 03:55 PM.
In the Lok Sabha elections, she contested from the North East Delhi constituency against BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari. However she lost the elections. After the loss, Dikshit took steps to revive the Congress party amid crisis in the party. Across party lines she was respected as a leader who communicates and as reactions comes in, politician from the nation saddened and shocked at her sudden demise.