Akshay Kumar has mourned the passing away of former three-time Chief Minister of New Delhi Sheila Dikshit. The Sooryavanshi actor tweeted his condolences after the news of Dikshit's passing away surfaced in media news on Saturday. Expressing sorrow over her death, Kumar wrote on Twitter, "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 (sic)."
See Kumar's tweet 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
Others like Nimrat Kaur and Madhur Bhandarkar also wrote messages on social media mourning Dikshit's loss. See their tweets here:
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
Sad the hear demise of former Delhi CM #SheilaDikshit ji . She was a very dynamic leader, she will be remembered for changing the face of Delhi with the infrastructure and development. #OmShanti 🙏— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 20, 2019
Dikshit, Delhi’s longest serving chief minister and a senior Congress leader, died on Saturday at the age of 81.
Dikshit was admitted to the Escorts Hospital in the national capital a few days ago, her family and the party said. She suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed her last around 3.55 pm.
The hospital said in a statement, "Mrs Sheila Dixit was brought in the morning of July 20 to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, in a critical condition with a 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 on July 20," it added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was deeply saddened by the Dikshit's demise. "Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti (sic)."
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. pic.twitter.com/jERrvJlQ4X— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2019
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