Akshay praised Dikshit for her contribution to the national Capital. Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart institute had advised that the procedure be performed at University Hospital in Lille, France under the care of Dr Thomas Modine.
On Friday, the Delhi Congress had sent out a message in Dikshit's name, urging party leaders and workers to come for a mass protest at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg against the detention of the Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh. Sheila's father-in-law, Pandit Uma Shankar Dikshit, was a towering Congress leader with a personal bond with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira and Sanjay Gandhi. "Condolences to her family and associates". "Deeply saddened by the news of Sheila Dikshitji passing away". Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi's development. She also served as governor of Kerala.President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those who condoled her death. She was the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee and was the longest-serving Chief Minister of New Delhi, from 1998 to 2013. The three-time Chief Minister of Delhi passed away at the age of 81 at a nursing home in the national capital.
Though Rahul Gandhi changed the goal post midway, Sheila Dikshit did not crib in public.
Known as a warm and affable politician, Dikshit carried out massive infrastructure development of Delhi during her tenure. My heartfelt condolences to her family members.
Sources at the hospital said Dikshit had visited the facility in the past for check-ups.
"In view of Dikshit's demise, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal and his deputy cancelled their scheduled trip to the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday".
People who came close to Dikshit would always remember her as a person who would never get bitter.
The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Isha Koppikar sadi she was "deeply saddened". With Assembly polls slated for next year, the party was expecting that her appointment could lead to a similar result.
Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. "Condolences to family", she added. From HKL Bhagat and Jagdish Tytler to Ajay Maken, she always had powerful leaders biding their time in the hope to dislodge her. "I pray to God to give peace to her soul and strength to her family to cope with this loss". Kejriwal wrote, "Just now got to know about the extremely bad news about the passing away of Mrs. Sheila Dikshit ji". One of the earliest memories I have of her was of fleeing from the scene after breaking glass windows of her South Avenue flat (we were neighbours) and never getting pulled up for the trespass.