Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

Updated: Jul 22, 2019, 10:07 | Sunny Rodricks
  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on July 20, 2019, following a cardiac arrest. Dixit was 81-years-old and is survived by her son and daughter and their families.

    In pic: Sandeep Dikshit mourns the death of his mother Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    In pic: The mortal remains of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit arrives at her residence in New Delhi, as the state mourned her death.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    Sheila Dikshit served as the Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years and was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi. She was first elected in 1998. She was appointed as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee earlier this year before the Lok Sabha elections.

    In pic: Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh leaves after paying tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    The government of Delhi declared a two-day state mourning in order to respect former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away on July 20, after a cardiac arrest.

    In pic: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expresses his condolences to family members of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    While paying tribute to Sheila Dixit, Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter: 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.

    In pic: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    In pic: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia pay tributes to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi was among the notable politicians who visited the residence of late Sheila Dixit in order to offer condolences to the family members of former Delhi Chief MinisterSheila Dikshit.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    In pic: Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    Besides Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid his tribute to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by visiting her residence in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    From Bollywood celebrities Lata Mangeshkar, Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, and Bhumi Pednekar to cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag. People across industries paid their tributes and remembered the former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dixit.

    In pic: Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh leaves the residence of the late Sheila Dixit after paying his tribute.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    In pic: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel pays tribute to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who also arrived at the residence of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to pay his respect to the late Sheila Dixit got emotional.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    From the President and Prime Minister to politicians such as Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Milind Deora, Mehbooba Mufti, Gautam Gambhir, a lot of condolences were paid on Twitter.

    In pic: Congress supporters gather in large numbers outside the residence of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi.

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  • Sheila Dixit funeral: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay their respects

    In pic: A Congress supporter is being carried by volunteers after she fainted outside the residence of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on July 20 following a cardiac arrest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, politicians across parties and scores of people paid their homage to the former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit at her funeral. (All Pictures/PTI)

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