New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed shock over the demise of Sheila Dikshit, saying "I have lost a long time friend".
Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest. She was 81.
Taking to twitter to express his condolence, Mukherjee said, "I am saddened and shocked at the passing away of Smt Sheila Dikshit. A former Union Minister, 3-time CM and Governor, in her death I have lost a long time friend and colleague. My thoughts are with her aggrieved family and friends".
Sheila Dikshit was suffering from heart ailments and had undergone multiple surgeries.