3-TIME DELHI CM SHEILA DIKSHIT PASSES AWAY AT 81
New Delhi: Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday, a day after she was admitted to Fortis Escorts heart in New Delhi, according to reports.
Three-time Delhi chief minister from Congress, Dikshit had cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) and had to be immediately put on ventilator, two people aware of the matter confirmed.
Eighty-year-old Sheila Dikshit underwent a heart surgery in France last year. Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart institute had advised that the procedure be performed at University Hospital in Lille, France under the care of Dr Thomas Modine.
Sources said Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr Seth for the past few years. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago.