New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, passed away at 3:30 pm on Saturday (July 20).

The three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, on Friday (July 19), after she suffered cardiac arrhythmia.

Several political leaders from around the country poured in heartfelt condolences on her demise and claimed that the Congress would miss its daughter.

Here are some of the heartfelt messages from the political leaders of the country.




Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said, "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."




In January, Sheila Dikshit was appointed as president of the city unit after the incumbent Ajay Maken stepped down from the post citing health issues.

According to sources, the final rites of the senior Congress leader would be held in Nigambodh Ghat, New Delhi, on Sunday (July 21).