The nation is in the state of shock to see the sudden demise of Delhi's former Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit. She passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. Twitterati poured condolence messages for the senior politician. Bollywood celebs too could not contain their emotions and expressed utter grief on the death of Sheila Dixit. Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Urmila Matondkar, Richa Chadha are some of the first ones to tweet. Sheila Dikshit Dies at 81: Journey of The Woman Who Became Congress Warhorse in Delhi.
The Sooryavanshi actor took to the social media to express, "Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure. Heartfelt condolences to her family." Also, Raveena Tandon conveyed a message to her family saying, "Respect and prayers. Condolences to her family.Was a much respected and loved CM.Brought about a positive visible change in Delhi during her tenure. Rest in peace #sheiladixit . Om Shanti." Check out the tweets of the Bollywood celebs here.
Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure. Heartfelt condolences to her family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 20, 2019
Respect and prayers🙏🏻🕉🙏🏻. Condolences to her family.Was a much respected and loved CM.Brought about a positive visible change in Delhi during her tenure. Rest in peace #sheiladixit . Om Shanti.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 20, 2019
#SheilaDixit demise will feel like a personal loss to anyone who grew up in Delhi. During my school and college, the green cover of Delhi actually grew by 300% ! A tall leader. Rest in peace ma'am. Condolences to family. ❣️
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) July 20, 2019
Deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers on the passing of #SheilaDixit ji. A lady par excellence, someone who lead by example. An indispensable presence for generations to remember 🙏🏼 May her blessed soul rest in peace.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 20, 2019
Rest in peace..Smt.Sheila Dikshit ji 🙏🏼 You will always be loved and respected for your strength,determination,fierce and yet kind personality that made Delhi more beautiful than ever among many other things 🙏🏼 Om Shanti
— Urmila Matondkar (@OfficialUrmila) July 20, 2019
Just landed in Delhi to learn about the sad demise of #SheilaDixit
She was dignified, passionate and cultured. Difficult for Delhi to find such a CM.
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) July 20, 2019
Sheila Dixit is known to be the longest-serving CM, holding the post for 15 years from 1998 to 2013. She also served as Governor of Kerala from March 2014 to August 2014. She suffered a cardiac arrest at 3.15 pm and breathed her last at 3.55 pm, as informed by Dr Ashok Seth, Director of Escorts Fortis.