Sheila Dikshit’s last rites to take place at Nigam Bodh ghat at 2.30 pm


Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit’s last rites will be performed at 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoon. Sheila Dikshit on July 20 died due to cardiac arrest, she was 81 years old. Her body will be taken from her residence in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area to the Congress headquarters Sunday noon. It will be kept at the party headquarters between 12:15 pm and 1:30 pm for people to pay their final respects before her last rites Sunday afternoon at Nigam Bodh ghat.

“Her last rites will be performed at 2.30 pm at Nigam Bodh Ghat crematorium.” Delhi Congress said. Nigam Bodh Ghat is Delhi’s oldest cremation ground.

Instead of a traditional pyre of wood, Diskhit will be cremated in a compressed natural gas (CNG) machine as she had wished, her son and former MP Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to announce that the Delhi government has declared a two-day state mourning for the Congress leader.