Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit

Who is Sheila Dikshit?

Sheila Dikshit was an Indian politician who was one of the longest-serving chief ministers of Delhi. She is the longest-serving female chief minister of any Indian state. She was the senior member of the congress party.

What is Sheila Dikshit Famous for?

Sheila Dikshit was famous for a politician. She was handpicked by Rajiv Gandhi to be part of his council of ministers after he became the prime minister in 1984. She represented Kannauj parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh. She chaired the Implementation Committee for Commemoration of Forty Years of India's Independence and Jawaharlal Nehru centenary. She served as a Union Minister, first as the minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a minister of state in the Prime Minister's office. She was the chairperson of the Young Women's Association and was instrumental in the setting up of two the most successful hostels for working women in Delhi. She was the secretary of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. In 1998, she was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party's Lal Bihari Tiwari in East Delhi constituency. Later, she became Chief Minister of Delhi, a position she held until 2013. She was investigated for alleged misuse of government funds, but no charges were brought. Her party was wiped out in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election and Arvind Kejriwal, a founder of the Aam Admi Party, won the election in the New Delhi Assembly constituency by a margin of 25,864, votes. She resigned in December 2013 but remained the caretaker chief minister of Delhi till the new government was sworn in on December 28, 2013. She was appointed as the governor of Kerala in March 2014 but was forced to resign five months later. She has been declared a chief ministerial candidate for the Indian National Congress in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, however, she later withdrew. She was appointed as president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on January 10, 2019.

Where did Sheila Dikshit Grow Up?

Sheila Dikshit was born on March 31, 1938, in Kapurthala, Punjab. She holds Indian nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Her birth sign was Aries. Her parent's name is unknown. She had two sisters named Pam Malhotra and Rama Dhawan. She was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in history from the Miranda House at the University of Delhi.

What is the Cause of Death of Sheila Dikshit?

Sheila Dikshit died at 3.55 PM on July 20, 2019, at the age of 81. She was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on July 19, 2019, for cardiac arrhythmia and was put on a ventilator within a few moments of her admission. Her condition stabilized temporarily, however she did not recover from multiple cardiac arrests. The Delhi government announced a two-day mourning period on her death and accorded her a state funeral.

What is Sheila Dikshit Body Features?

Sheila Dikshit height of 4 feet 11 inches (1.49 m) tall and body weight of 68 kg. She had white hair and black eyes.

Is Sheila Dikshit Married?

Sheila Dikshit was a married woman. She married Vinod Dikshit, who is the son of independence activist and former West Bengal governor Uma Shankar Dikshit. He was an officer in the Indian Administrative Service. She was the mother of two children a son named Sandeep Dikshit, who is a former member of Parliament of the 15th Lok Sabha from East Delhi, and a daughter named Latika Syed.

How much is Sheila Dikshit's Net Worth?

Sheila Dikshit estimated net worth of 5 Crore and her salary is unknown. She earns a good amount of money from her profession.

How many Awards has Sheila Dikshit won?

Sheila Dikshit was award by Indo-Iran Society in 2010 and Delhi Women of the Decade Achiever Award 2013 by ALL Ladies League for Outstanding Public Service.

Sheila Dikshit
Quick Facts of Sheila Dikshit
Celebrated Name Sheila Dikshit
Age 82 years old
Nick Name Sheila Dikshit
Birth Name Sheila Dikshit
Birth Date 1938-03-31
Gender Female
Profession Politician
Birth Nation India
Nationality Indian
Place of Birth Kapurthala, Punjab, India
Horoscope Aries
Ethnicity Asian
Education Miranda House at the University of Delhi
Religion Hinduism
Siblings 2
Sister Pam Malhotra and Rama Dhawan
Height 1.49 M
Weight 68 Kg
Hair Color White
Eye Color Black
Marital Status Married
Husband Vinod Dikshit
Net Worth 5 Crore
View MoreLess

You May Like

Loading...