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Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit


Sheila Dikshit served as the chief minister of Delhi for three consecutive terms, lasting from 1998 to 2013. She was the second woman chief minister of Delhi, after succeeding the previous Delhi chief minister, Sushma Swaraj. Dikshit was married to Late Vinod Dikshit, who was a member of the Indian Administrative Service and whose father, Late Umashankar Dikshit, was a famous independence activist and a former Governor and Union Cabinet Minister. Sheila Dikshit represented the Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh from 1984 to 1989. Dikshit also represented India at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women for five years from 1984 to 1989. Dikshit was also Union Minister from 1986 to 1989, first as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office. She passed away on 20th July 2019 after a prolonged illness.

Personal Life

Full Name Sheila Dikshit
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1938
Date of Death 20 Jul 2019 (Age 81)
Place of Birth Kapurthala, Punjab
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Post Graduate
Profession politician
Father's Name -
Mother's Name -
Spouse's Name Vinod Dikshit
Spouse's Profession IAS officer
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address Residence Of 3, Moti Lal Nehru Place, New Delhi
Contact number 9810030608
Email latikasyed@gmail.com

Interesting Facts about Sheila Dikshit

Dikshit, 78, is the daughter-in-law of late Congress veteran from UP Uma Shankar Dikshit, a tall Brahmin leader who had served as a Union minister and governor for a long time. She was jailed for 23 days in 1990 along with her 82 colleagues by the Uttar Pradesh government, after she led a drive against the reported violence committed on women in the state.

Political Timeline of Sheila Dikshit

  • 2019
    On 20th July 2019, she suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed her last around 3.55 pm. She died at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla.
  • 2014
    4 March 2014 - 25 August 2014-Governor of Kerala
  • 2008
    2008-2013:The fourth Assembly and is at present the Chief Minister of Delhi.
  • 2003
    2003-2008:Again elected to the third Assembly
  • 1998
    1998-2003: Elected to the Second Delhi Legislative Assembly & was Chief Minister, Delhi.

Sheila Dikshit Early Life

  • 1970
    In the 1970s, Sheila Dikshit was the chairperson of the Young Women’s Association. During this period, she helped set up two of the most successful working women’s hostel in Delhi. After that, Dikshit also worked for Garment Exporters' Association as an executive secretary.


As Chief Minister of Delhi, Dikshit was awarded the Best Chief Minister of India by the Journalist Association of India in 2008 and the following year she was honoured with Politician of the Year award by the NDTV
Net Worth2.82 CRORE

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