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Sheila Dikshit, who gave Delhi its modern look

Veteran Congress leader and 3-time former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away today at the age of 81. She was married to Vinod Dikshit, son of veteran Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Uma Shankar Dikshit. She became a minister in 1984 in Rajiv Gandhi's government after entering the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh after her husband's death. She led Congress to victory in Delhi in assembly elections in 1998. Sheila Dikshit remained the chief minister of Delhi till 2013. Her son Sandeep Dikshit is also a Lok Sabha member from Delhi.

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