India bids farewell to Sheila Dikshit, thousands mourn her loss
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday cremated with full state honours at the national capital`s oldest cremation ground, Nigambodh Ghat.
As per her wish, the Congress leader was laid to rest using the CNG method.Hundreds joined in for the Congress stalwart's last journey from the party headquarters to Nigambodh Ghat.
With her smiling photograph in front, a truck decorated with white flowers carried her mortal remains as supporters bid a tearful adieu to their leader.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia were present for the last rites, apart from many others.
Lady who changed national capital
Dikshit, who died at 3.55 pm at a hospital on Saturday, had served as Delhi's chief minister for three consecutive terms between 1998 and in 2013.
She was credited for national capital's growing infrastructure including roads and flyovers and better public transport system. The concept of CNG to curb pollution was introduced in the national capital by Dikshit during her tenure.
(Photograph:Zee News Network)
She lives on!
Dikshit's loss leaves behind a dent not just in the political fabric of the national capital but in the minds and hearts of millions of Indians.
The Congress veteran was known for her soft-spoken nature, love for conversations, good food and of course, Delhi. She lives on in the hearts of all Indians and will always be dearly remembered.