Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed condolence over the demise of veteran Congress leader and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
She passed away this afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 81.
“Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of former Delhi Chief Minister, Kerala Governor & veteran leader #SheilaDikshit. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends. Pray for peace to the departed soul,” tweeted Patnaik.
Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee has also condoled Sheila Dikshit’s death.
Dikshit was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi. She served in office for over 15 years from 1998.
In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, she was appointed as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president earlier this year. She also served as the Governor of Kerala.