Several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Richa Chadda, Nimrat Kaur, Madhur Bhandarkar and others, reacted to the passing away of former three-time Chief Minister of New Delhi, Sheila Dikshit.
The Mission Mangal actor offered his condolences in a tweet. “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),” he wrote.
“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,” wrote Nimrat Kaur.
Delhi’s longest serving chief minister and a senior Congress leader, Dikshit, died on Saturday, at the age of 81.
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
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
Rest in peace..Smt.Sheila Dikshit ji ?? You will always be loved and respected for your strength,determination,fierce and yet kind personality that made Delhi more beautiful than ever among many other things ?? Om Shanti— Urmila Matondkar (@OfficialUrmila) July 20, 2019
#SheilaDixit demise will feel like a personal loss to anyone who grew up in Delhi. During my school and college, the green cover of Delhi actually grew by 300% ! A tall leader. Rest in peace ma'am. Condolences to family. ❣️— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) July 20, 2019
Respect and prayers?????. Condolences to her family.Was a much respected and loved CM.Brought about a positive visible change in Delhi during her tenure. Rest in peace #sheiladixit . Om Shanti.— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 20, 2019
Dikshit was admitted to the Escorts Hospital in New Delhi a few days ago, her family has said. She suffered a cardiac arrest.
“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,” the hospital said in a statement.
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