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Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

Former chief minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday. She was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on Friday in a critical state due to cardiac problem.

Sheila Dikshit was the chief minister of Delhi for 15 years and possibly one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the Congress.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said in a statement that Dikshit was brought to the hospital in a critical condition with 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 3:55pm,” the statement said.

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