Sheila Dikshit passes away: Sheila Dikshit's last journey begins; mortal remains taken to Cong headquarters

Sheila Dikshit, credited with changing the face of Delhi during her 15-year-old stint as Chief Minister, died at the age 81 when she breathed her last in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.
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    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra & Robert Vadra at Nigambodh Ghat

    UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra & Robert Vadra at Nigambodh Ghat where last rites of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit were performed, today.

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    Sheila Dikshit was cremated with state honors

    Sheila Dikshit Cremated at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat With State Honours.

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    Sheila Dikshit's last journey begins; mortal remains taken to Cong headquarters

    Scores of people turned up to pay homage to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as her body was brought to the Congress headquarters on Sunday.

    Congress workers jostled to have a glimpse of their leader as the body was brought in a glass casket from her Nizaumuddin residence to the party headquarters.

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    Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away in the national capital on Saturday afternoon.

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  • 18:31

    Srinivas B V

    "Deeply saddened by demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ji. My heartfelt sorrow and condolences to Sheila Ji's family May her soul Rest in peace. Om Shanti!"

  • 18:19

    Sushma Swaraj

    "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."

  • 18:15

    Kiran Bedi

    "It was very sad to hear about the passing away of Mrs. Sheila Dikshitji. I remember her as a conditioned and skilled woman. I was happy to talk to her. Delhi will be grateful to her. She will be remembered for bringing change in Delhi."

  • 18:05

    Sambit Patra

    "My sincerest homage to Sheila Dixit Ji ..It’s a great loss to All ..I liked Her very much. She exuded love, radiance, smartness, compassion ..all at same time ..I wanted to personally say this to Her..today She’s no more ..I lost the opportunity to tell her so. Sad indeed"

  • 17:54

    Rajnath Singh

    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!

  • 17:47

    CMO Kerala

    "CM Pinarayi Vijayan has condoled the passing away of Sheila Dikshit. The veteran leader had served as Delhi's chief minister for three terms. She had also served as Governor of our State."

  • 17:45

    Vasundhara Raje

    "Saddened by the demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit Ji. I convey my sincere condolences to her family in this hour of grief."

  • 17:44

    Jairam Ramesh

  • 17:40

    Devendra Fadnavis

    "Saddened and shocked to know about sudden demise of former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit ji. My deepest condolences to her family and followers."

  • 17:37

    J P Nadda

    "Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Condolences to her family and supporters in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace."

  • 17:34

    Amarinder Singh

    "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."

  • 17:31

    Hardeep Singh Puri

    "Deeply saddened on the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader & former Delhi CM Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji. I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family, supporters & admirers. Om Shanti."

  • 17:28

    Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

    "It was very sad to hear the news of the passing away of Shrimati Sheila Dikshit. I wish God for peace of the departed soul and express my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families."

  • 17:25

    Krishna Byre Gowda

    "Extremely sad to know about the passing away of Sheila Dixit ji former CM of Delhi, a visionary personality who changed the face of Delhi.My Heartfelt condolences to her family in this hour of grief."

  • 17:22

    Nirmala Sitharaman

    "Sorry to know that former Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit is no more. Condolences to her family, friends and followers."

  • 17:20

    Eshwar Khandre

    "One of Congress Party's tallest leaders, Smt. Sheila Dixit was an institution of learning for young leaders like me. Her demise is an irreparable loss for the nation! Rest in peace!"

  • 17:17

    Jignesh Mevani

    "Saddened and shocked to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dixit. People have told me a lot about the development work she’s done in Delhi during her tenure as CM. My deepest condolences to her family and colleagues."

  • 17:15

    Vice President of India

    "I express my profound sorrow and grief over the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit today. She was a good administrator."

  • 17:12

    NSUI

    NSUI joins the nation mourning the sudden death of former Delhi Chief Minister and president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Smt Sheila Dikshit Ji. Her life long struggle for the sake of the country will always warm and guide the young generation."

  • 17:10

    Sadananda Gowda

    "Ex-Chief Minister of Delhi Smt Sheila Dixit is no more. She was widely respected cutting across party lines. My sincere condolence to her bereaved family and pray to almighty to give them the strength to bear the irreparable loss. Om Shanthi !!"

  • 17:08

    Ram Vilas Paswan

    "I am saddened by the sudden demise of Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Mrs. Sheila Dikshit. Her contribution to the development of the capital city will always be remembered. May God give strength to her family in this sorrow and bring peace to the departed soul. A humble tribute."

  • 17:06

    Milind Deora

    "Very saddened by the news of Sheila Dikshit ji’s demise. She was Congress’s tallest urban leader & a popular CM who transformed Delhi for the better. She was also a caring host, a personal mentor & family friend. My condolences to Sandeep & his family in their hour of grief"

  • 17:04

    Randeep Singh Surjewala

    "The ever smiling humanist,

    The conscientious administrator,

    The infrastructure building politician,

    The dedicated soldier of party,

    The woman who reshaped Delhi.....

    We’ll always miss you, And so will Delhi....

    Deepest Homage!"

  • 17:03

    Shashi Tharoor

    "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."

  • 17:00

    Priyanka Gandhi

    "Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress: Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. She loved me, whatever she did for Delhi&the country, people will remember it. She was a big leader of the party, her contribution towards the party, politics of nation & especially to Delhi, is immense."

  • 16:58

    Manmohan Singh

    "Former PM Manmohan Singh: I'm shocked to hear the sudden passing away of Smt Shiela Dixit. In her death, the country has lost a dedicated Congress leader of the masses. People of Delhi will always remember her contribution to Delhi's development during her tenure as CM for 3 yrs." ANI

  • 16:57

    N Chandrababu Naidu

    "Pained by the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji. As a stalwart of Delhi politics, she will be remembered for her rich contribution during her 15-year tenure as Chief Minister. My condolences to her bereaved family."

  • 16:54

    Pralhad Joshi

    "Sad to hear the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji, three time former CM of Delhi. Condolences to her family members Om Shanti."

  • 16:53

    Kiren Rijiju

    "Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. She was blessed with a warm and affable personality. My heartfelt condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti."

  • 16:50

    CM of Karnataka

    "Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. A strong leader, she was instrumental in the development of Delhi during her term as Chief Minister.My deepest condolences to the family. May her soul rest in peace."

  • 16:47

    Mamata Banerjee

    "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"

  • 16:46

    All India Radio

    "One of Independent India's brightest politicians, Shiela Dikshit who rose to consequential positions leaves behind a void. Inheriting political wisdom from her father &bureaucratic insight from civil servant husband, she was articulate and had often been on AIR. Blessed be her soul"

  • 16:45

    Manish Tewari

    "One of Congress Party's tallest leaders, Smt. Sheila Dikshit was an institution of learning for young leaders like me. Her demise is an irreparable loss for the nation! Rest in peace!"

  • 16:40

    Amit Shah

    "I am deeply saddened by the passing away of former Delhi Chief Minister Mrs. Sheila Dikshit. I express my condolences to her families and supporters. May God give strength to her family in this hour of sorrow and bring lasting peace to the departed soul."

  • 16:38

    Sachin Pilot

    "Saddened to hear that Smt Sheila Dikshit has passed away, a true congressperson she worked tirelessly building Delhi into a world class city, yet her heart was always set on working for the people, a loss for India, my condolences to the family & prayers for the departed soul"

  • 16:36

    President of India

    "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."

  • 16:35

    Dr Harsh Vardhan

    "I am shocked to hear of the passing away of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Her demise is a family loss for me. I am not able to express my anguish in words. She always gave me love and affection like an elder sister."

  • 16:33

    Rahul Gandhi

    "I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Shiela 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."

  • 16:32

    Congress

    "We regret to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief."

  • 16:30

    Narendra Modi

    "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."

  • 16:29

    Omar Abdullah

    "Just heard about the tragic demise of SheilaDikshit ji. What 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"

  • 16:27

    Arvind Kejriwal

    "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"