Former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took her last breath on Saturday (July 20) at the age of 81. She was admitted in a critical condition to Escorts hospital in the capital following cardiac arrest.
"A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, led by Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, carried out the advanced resuscitative measures. Her condition stabilised temporarily. However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3:55 pm on 20th," a statement issued by Fortis Escorts Heart Institute read.
Sheila Dikshit was the longest-serving chief minister of Delhi, having served in office for 15 years from 1998 to 2013.
As soon as the heart-wrenching news broke out, former and current Indian cricketers offered their condolences to Dikshit’s family and friends.
Sheila Dikshit’s cremation is scheduled to take place at Delhi's Nigam Bodh ghat at 2 pm on Sunday (July 21).