Madan Lal Khurana, Sheila Dikshit and Sushma Swaraj: Delhi lost three of its former chief ministers in less than a year

(Left to right) Madan Lal Khurana, Sheila Dikshit and Sushma Swaraj. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 04.56 PM (IST)

In the last one year, Delhi has lost three of its former chief ministers – Madan Lal Khurana, Sheila Dikshit and Sushma Swaraj.

Khurana, a veteran BJP leader and third chief minister of Delhi, died on October 27, 2018.

Khurana had breathed his last at the age of 82 at his residence in Kirti Nagar area of the national capital. He had served as the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996. He had suffered a brain haemorrhage five years before his demise and died after a prolonged illness.

Congress leader Sheila Dikshit who served as Delhi CM for three times passed away on July 20 at a private hospital in New Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She was 81.

Dikshit was president of Delhi Congress. She served as Delhi's chief minister for 15 years from 1998 to 2013.

Known as a warm and affable politician, Dikshit carried out massive infrastructure development of Delhi during her tenure. She also launched several social welfare schemes with the involvement of resident welfare associations as part of her participatory model of governance.

Two of Delhi's only women Chief Ministers passed away within weeks of each other. 

Now, the death of Sushma Swaraj has shocked the nation.

Political leaders from various states condoled the death of former external affairs minister. The veteran leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who breathed her last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Tuesday night following a massive cardiac arrest, was 67.