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Sheila Dikshit Funeral: Former Delhi CM Cremated With Full State Honours

India | News18 | July 21, 2019, 7:58 pm
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 Thousands of men and women paid their respects to veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as her mortal remains were taken to the Nigambodh Ghat.

Thousands of men and women paid their respects to veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as her mortal remains were taken to the Nigambodh Ghat.

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 United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi were among those who paid homage to the three-time Chief Minister at the party headquarters in the heart of the city. (Image: PTI)

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi were among those who paid homage to the three-time Chief Minister at the party headquarters in the heart of the city. (Image: PTI)

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 Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh returns after paying tributes to veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh returns after paying tributes to veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 JKNC Working President Omar Abdullah pays his tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

JKNC Working President Omar Abdullah pays his tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani pays his tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani pays his tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A van carries the mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit towards DPCC office, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A van carries the mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit towards DPCC office, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Home Minister Amit Shah attends the funeral of former CM Sheila Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Home Minister Amit Shah attends the funeral of former CM Sheila Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Home Minister Amit Shah attends the funeral of former CM Shiela Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Home Minister Amit Shah attends the funeral of former CM Shiela Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra talks to a family member of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit after paying her last respects to her mortal remains, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra talks to a family member of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit after paying her last respects to her mortal remains, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia arrive to pay tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia arrive to pay tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh leaves after paying tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh leaves after paying tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia pays tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia pays tributes to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at India Gate while being taken to Delhi Pradesh Congress office in a decorated van, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at India Gate while being taken to Delhi Pradesh Congress office in a decorated van, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress veteran Mohsina Kidwai and other leaders near the mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Congress veteran Mohsina Kidwai and other leaders near the mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit being taken to Delhi Pradesh Congress office in a decorated van, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit being taken to Delhi Pradesh Congress office in a decorated van, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi attends the funeral of former CM Shiela Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi attends the funeral of former CM Shiela Dikshit, at Nigambodh Ghat, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The casket of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit is carried into her residence in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

The casket of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit is carried into her residence in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit after paying his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit after paying his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 People queue up outside the residence of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

People queue up outside the residence of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit after paying his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit after paying his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A woman mourns outside the residence of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, in New Delhi. Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on July 20 after a prolonged illness. She was 81. (Image: AP)

A woman mourns outside the residence of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, in New Delhi. Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on July 20 after a prolonged illness. She was 81. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit to pay his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the house of former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit to pay his last respects, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Supporters hold a portrait of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit while paying their last respects to her at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI)

Supporters hold a portrait of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit while paying their last respects to her at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI)

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 Veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited her residence to pay tributes to Dikshit.

Veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited her residence to pay tributes to Dikshit.

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 Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expresses his condolences to family members of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi on July 20, 2019. (PTI)

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expresses his condolences to family members of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi on July 20, 2019. (PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (PTI)

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 Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in Delhi on July 20 following cardiac arrest. She was 81. (PTI)

Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in Delhi on July 20 following cardiac arrest. She was 81. (PTI)

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 Dikshit's body was transported in a van with a Congress flag hoisted on top. Her sister Rama sat with the body.

Dikshit's body was transported in a van with a Congress flag hoisted on top. Her sister Rama sat with the body.

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 According to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dikshit, who was Chief Minister for three consecutive terms (1998-2013), suffered cardiac arrest and was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. (Image: PTI)

According to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dikshit, who was Chief Minister for three consecutive terms (1998-2013), suffered cardiac arrest and was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence, in New Delhi. (PTI)

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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. (PTI)

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. (PTI)

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 Leaders from across the political spectrum paid her tributes for her contribution to Delhi's development. In this photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence.

Leaders from across the political spectrum paid her tributes for her contribution to Delhi's development. In this photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence.

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 Loktantrik Janta Dal (LJP) leader Sharad Yadav pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence. (Image: PTI)

Loktantrik Janta Dal (LJP) leader Sharad Yadav pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence. (Image: PTI)

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 PM Narendra Modi at Sheila Dikshit's residence in Delhi. (Image: PTI)

PM Narendra Modi at Sheila Dikshit's residence in Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 PM Narendra Modi is seen paying his condolences at Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi is seen paying his condolences at Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi.

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