Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur pay tribute to Sheila Dikshit, laud her role in developing Delhi
The Miranda House graduate is widely credited for transforming the face of Delhi.
The Delhi government has declared a two-day state mourning. A host of celebrities and political leaders, including Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, cricketers, Virendra Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the demise of Dikshit.
The 'Khiladi' actor, Akshay Kumar who is from Delhi condoled the former CM's death. The 'Mission Mangal' actor was extremely saddened by Dikshit's death. He also said, how she was responsible to have effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure.
Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during… https://t.co/cECfxmdqb8— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1563620383000
Bollywood actresses Nimrat Kaur and Richa Chaddha took to Twitter to express their grief. Kaur who is from Delhi herself and attended Delhi University just like Dikshit, wrote that the former Delhi CM was a lady par excellence and her presence will surely be missed.
Deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers on the passing of #SheilaDixit ji. A lady par excellence, someone who lea… https://t.co/pgKpYEQhd5— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) 1563621641000
Fellow actress, Richa Chadha who grew up in Delhi during Dikshit's tenure as Delhi CM, said, Dikshit's demise is a personal loss to the people of Delhi and how Dikshit was instrumental in increasing Delhi's green cover by 300 percent at that time.
#SheilaDixit demise will feel like a personal loss to anyone who grew up in Delhi. During my school and college, t… https://t.co/mJUQC6XiSi— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) 1563624463000
Virendra Sehwag who hails from Najafgarh, Delhi expressed grief over Dikshit's demise on Twitter. He extended his heartfelt condolences to the senior Congress leader's family.
Sad to hear about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji. Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1563619359000
Fellow cricketer, Harbhajan Singh was also deeply saddened by Sheila Dikshit's demise and expressed his grief on Twitter.
RIP #ShielaDixit ji condolences to the family— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1563642127000
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the veteran leader's death. He wrote, "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."
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a notewor… https://t.co/PBGVwo0FEp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1563619972000
Actor and MP Manoj Tiwari, who was deeply moved by the news, wrote on Twitter that he will miss a mother figure in life. In the Lok Sabha polls, Dikshit had contested against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) Manoj Tiwari from the North East Delhi seat. However, she lost the elections.
Deeply pained to hear the sad and sudden demise of Sheila Dixit Ji Ex CM Delhi.. May God bless her soul and give he… https://t.co/d4wM1LzSng— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) 1563620541000
MP and member of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi expressed how the Congress party lost a beloved daughter. Completely devastated, Gandhi expressed his condolences with the citizens of Delhi and Dikshit's family
I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with… https://t.co/kiLqvdbP9I— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1563621090000
President Ram Nath Kovind, in a tweet, said, "Sad to hear of the passing of Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates."
Sad to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her… https://t.co/zSEe6jl6Aa— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 1563619823000
Similar reactions came from Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal. He said in tweet, "just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace."
Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a hug… https://t.co/rqMbBcKZvO— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1563619517000
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature. Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. My thoughts are with her bereaved family & supporters. Om Shanti!"
The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress… https://t.co/qgPhJxlCJR— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1563619892000