Sheila Dikshit cremated with full state honours at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat; Congress, BJP leaders hail former CM for capital's development

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Sheila Dikshit, three-time chief minister of Delhi, who is credited with the

Sheila Dikshit, three-time chief minister of Delhi and two-time MLA, who is credited with the "all-round" development of the national capital was cremated with full state honours on Sunday after she passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Saturday. PTI

Family members, colleagues, Congress workers, and admirers braved heavy rains and gusty winds to bid her a final farewell at the national capital's oldest cremation ground, Nigambodh Ghat. PTI

Family members, colleagues, Congress workers, and admirers braved heavy rains and gusty winds to bid her a final farewell at the national capital's oldest cremation ground, Nigambodh Ghat. PTI

The 81-year-old Congress veteran was paid tributes by top Congress leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who were also present at the funeral. PTI

Top Congress leaders were present at the funeral to pay tributes to the departed 81-year-old Congress veteran. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were among those at Nigambodh Ghat. PTI

Union home minister Amit Shah, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain were among those who attended the last rites. PTI

Union Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain were among those who attended the last rites. PTI

Delhi government declared a two-day mourning period in honour of Sheila Dikshit on Saturday. PTI

Delhi government declared a two-day mourning period in honour of Sheila Dikshit on Saturday. PTI

Earlier on Sunday, paying homage to Dikshit, Sonia said that she was a 'friend and like an elder sister' to her. Her demise was a big loss to the Congress party, she said. PTI

Earlier on Sunday, paying homage to Dikshit, Sonia said that she was a 'friend and like an elder sister' to her. Her demise was a big loss to the Congress party, she said. PTI

Leaders across party lines paid tributes to the stalwart as BJP patriarch LK Advani and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj visited Dikshit's residence and paid tributes to her. PTI

Leaders across party lines paid tributes to the stalwart as veteran BJP leader LK Advani and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj visited Dikshit's residence and paid their respects. PTI

National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Communist Party of India's D Raja also paid their respects to her on Sunday at her residence. PTI

National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Communist Party of India's D Raja also paid their respects to her on Sunday at her residence. PTI

Dikshit's body was taken to the Congress headquarters where top party leaders, including Manmohan Singh, chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath, paid their respects. PTI

Dikshit's body was taken to the Congress headquarters where top party leaders, including Manmohan Singh, chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath, paid their respects. PTI

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