According to reports, she was hospitalised on Saturday morning due to her deteriorating health. She had undergone an angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for an infection some time ago. "However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3:55pm on July 20, 2019", it said.
Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr. Seth for the past few years. "Om Shanti", Modi said in his tweet.
As Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president, Dikshit last month dissolved all 280 block Congress committees in the national capital "with immediate effect".
Diskhit, a veteran leader who was made the Delhi Congress chief in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, died at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest. She was the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee and was the longest-serving Chief Minister of New Delhi, from 1998 to 2013.
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In his first reaction, Rahul Gandhi said, "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".
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole her death.
She completed her schooling in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, New Delhi, Masters in History from Miranda House College and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi. With one eye on the kitchen and another on what other family members would be doing, she was a person who never lost sight of anything around her. "Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi's development", he tweeted.
Dikshit's entry into Indian politics was accidental and also because of her family connections.
She was born Sheila Kapoor in March 1938, in Kapurthala, Punjab.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also wrote about the demise of Sheila Dikshit.