Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, who was hospitalised at Fortis Escorts dies at 81

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New Delhi:, Former Delhi Chief Minister and a senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passes away in Delhi. She was 81 years old.

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.

More details awaited.

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