Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honours, hundreds at funeral

New Delhi, July 21: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit died here on Saturday. She was 81.

The senior Congress leader will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat later on Sunday.


-Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honours, Hundreds At Funeral.

-Sheila Dikshit's body brought to Nigambodh Ghat.

-Sheila Dikshit's body was taken to the 'karmabhoomi' Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee's office for the last time, the place that was central to her politics since 1998. 

-People come out in large numbers to bid adieu to Congress leader Sheila Dikshit at Nigambodh Ghat. 

-The truck carrying the casket moved slowly as the road was packed with supporters who chanted 'Jab tak suraj chand rahega Sheila ji ka naam rahega'.

- The Delhi government has announced two days of official mourning in honour of Sheila Dikshit 

- Sheila Dikshit was more of a friend for me than a political leader, says Sonia Gandhi 

- Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh pay last respects to Sheila Dikshit

- National Conference leader Omar Abdullah reaches Congress headquarters to pay last respects to Sheila Dikshit

- Senior Congress leaders Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Kapil Sibal paid tributes to Sheila Dikshit at the Congress headquarters.

- Sheila Dikshit will be remembered for her strong character and determination, says former Delhi Minority Commission Member Anastasia Gill.

- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath pays last respects to Sheila Dikshit.

News24 Bureau

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