Sheila Dikshit could not survive second cardiac arrest in a day

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New Delhi Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital following cardiac arrest. She was 81.

According to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Sheila Dikshit suffered cardiac arrest and was brought to the hospital in the morning today and she was critical.

A multi-disciplinary team of doctors carried out advanced resuscitative measures on her, it said.

“Her condition stabilised temporarily. However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3.55 p.m.,” the hospital added.

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Credited for Delhi’s growing infrastructure including roads and flyovers, better public transport system – especially the Delhi Metro, as well as development on the health and educational fronts, during her tenure, Dikshit had also been Kerala Governor briefly in 2014.

Heading the Congress’ Delhi unit since January this year, she had also contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls unsuccessfully.

Leaders from across the political spectrum paid her tributes for her contribution to Delhi’s development.