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Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

Former Delhi chief minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away Saturday at a private hospital here, her family and the party said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , President of India Ramnath Kovind and Congress leaders including president Rahul Gandhi paid their tribute to Sheila Dikshit.

She was 81.

She was admitted to Escorts hospital a few days ago.

She breathed her last around 3.55 p.m.