Akshay Kumar, Nimrat, Other Celebs Mourn Sheila Dikshit’s Death

Several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Richa Chadda, Nimrat Kaur, Madhur Bhandarkar and others, reacted to the passing away of former three-time Chief Minister of New Delhi, Sheila Dikshit.

The Mission Mangal actor offered his condolences in a tweet. “Extremely sad to know about the passing away of #SheilaDixit ji...she effectively changed the face of Delhi during her tenure. Heartfelt condolences to her family (sic),” he wrote.

“Deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers on the passing of #SheilaDixit ji. A lady par excellence, someone who lead by example. An indispensable presence for generations to remember. May her blessed soul rest in peace,” wrote Nimrat Kaur.

Delhi’s longest serving chief minister and a senior Congress leader, Dikshit, died on Saturday, at the age of 81.

Dikshit was admitted to the Escorts Hospital in New Delhi a few days ago, her family has said. She suffered a cardiac arrest.

“Mrs Sheila Dixit was brought in the morning of July 20 to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, in a critical condition with a cardiac arrest,” the hospital said in a statement.

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