New Delhi, July 21: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who died at the age of 81 on Saturday due to cardiac arrest, was cremated with full state honours on Sunday, July 21. Political leaders from across the spectrum paid their last respects to the former Delhi chief minister. Dikshit was cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat. Sheila Dikshit Funeral Live Streaming: Watch Online Telecast of Former Delhi CM's Final Journey And Last Rites on News18, Times Now, DD News, ABP And Other News Channels.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah, AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and other prominent political leaders as well as Congress workers in large numbers showed up at the funeral of Sheila Dikshit. Sheila Dikshit Dies at 81: Journey of The Woman Who Became Congress Warhorse in Delhi.
Dikshit served as the chief minister of Delhi for three terms. She held the post for 15 years, becoming the first chief minister to do so. Dikshit is often credited for changing the face of Delhi and introducing several landmark infrastructure projects such as Delhi metros.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also tweeted on the demise of the former Delhi chief minister. "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," PM Modi tweeted.
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