Three time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit has passed away at the age of 81 .
She was admitted to Escorts Hospital few days ago and passed away at 3: 55 pm .
Leaders across party lines paid glowing tributes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences when he wrote ‘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.’
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
Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president in tweet wrote , 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.
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
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweets,
Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2019
Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP
She was an outstanding Chief Minister, a warm & outgoing friend & above all a wonderful human being. I am privileged to have known her since my college days. I shall miss her terribly — & so does Delhi already. https://t.co/50hptkFuAX
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 20, 2019
Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP Chief, “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.”
Deeply pained to hear the sad and sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji Ex CM Delhi.. May God bless her soul and give her eternal peace..
Delhi will miss you Ma’am, u were a mother figure in my life…#RIPSheilaDixit
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) July 20, 2019
Ajay Maken, Congress Leader
Hard to believe-My mentor and a mother like figure to me #SheilaDikshit ji is no more.
Delhi can never forget her contribution
I will always thankfully remember the way she groomed me as a young politician and granted me valuable learning experience under her guidance! OmShanti pic.twitter.com/7G6xB2UIbC
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) July 20, 2019
Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister
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
Sushma Swaraj, Former External Affairs Minister
I am sorry to know about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji. We were opponents in politics but friends in personal life. She was a fine human being. #SheilaDixit
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 20, 2019
Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir
Just heard about the tragic demise of @SheilaDikshit ji. What terrible terrible news. I’ve always known her as a very warm & affectionate lady. She did wonders for Delhi as CM & will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May her soul rest in peace.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 20, 2019
Mehbooba Mufti, Former Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir
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
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister
Deeply saddened at the passing of Sheila Dikshit Ji. When I became MP, she was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister. She always maintained good relations with me. We will all really miss her
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 20, 2019