The veteran Congress leader’s body was taken to her residence in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area from the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla. People can pay their homage to the leader at her residence from 6 pm on Saturday to 11.30 am on Sunday, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Media Secretary Naresh Kumar said in a statement.
“Her last rites will be performed at 2.30 pm at Nigam Bodh Ghat crematorium,” Delhi Congress said on Twitter.
Delhi government has declared two days of state mourning, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told ANI.
The hospital, in a statement, said despite all resuscitative efforts, Dikshit died after 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,” the statement read. “Her condition stabilised temporarily. However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3:55 pm on 20th of July 2019.”
Thousands of party workers and leaders reached her residence to pay their tributes and shouted slogans of “Sheila Dikshit amar rahe”. Several leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid their tributes to Dikshit at her residence.