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    Updated On : July 20, 2019

    Other Name: Sheila Dixit, Sheila Kapoor
    Other Professions: Chief Minister Governor

    Sheila Dikshit Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

    Sheila Dikshit was 81 years, 3 months & 20 days old age.

    Short Biography

    Sheila Dikshit was born on 31-03-1938 in Kapurthala in the state of Punjab, India. She was an Indian Politician, Chief Minister & Governor.

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    Sheila Dikshit Complete Bio & Career

    Sheila Dixit finished her schooling level education from the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi. She obtained her Master's Degree in History from the Miranda House College affiliated to the University of Delhi. She also holds Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi.
    Sheila Dikshit's foray into the Indian political world was by chance. Her father-in-law, Late Uma Shankar Dikshit, was a famous activist and actively participated in India's independence fight. He eventually became a union cabinet minister in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet. While he was serving his cabinet post, Sheila Dikshit assisted her father-in-law. The then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi appreciated her management skills and later nominated Dikshit as an Indian envoy to the U N Commission to discuss on the complication of the status of women. This is how she entered politics and eventually became the Chief Minister of the capital, New Delhi.
    During her illustrious political career, she has held several important positions. Just to name a few, she served as the Union minister from the year 1986 to 1989 and held two key positions as minister of state for parliamentary affairs and as minister of state in the prime minister's office. She showed her determination in parliamentary matters and administrative works. She was the Chief Minister of Delhi for three successive terms from 1998 to 2013. After which, she served as the Governor of Kerala for a brief period from March 2014 to August 2014. She was made UP in charge during 2017 UP state elections but was soon removed as Congres made an alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Citing health reasons, she stayed away from 2019 general elections. Arguably one of the best Chief Ministers that Delhi has ever had, she will always be remembered by the people of Delhi who voted for her in numbers. 

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    Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

    She died on 20-07-2019 at City Hospital, New Delhi, India. She was 81 years old. She was suffering from long time illness and was admitted on 20-07-2019 at City Hospital around 10:30 AM. But, she died around 03:30 PM due to a cardiac attack.

    20 July, 2019 (Monday) New Delhi India

    Sheila Dikshit Family, Relatives and Other Relations

    She was married to Late Vinod Dixit (IAS Officer). They together had a son named Sandeep Dikshit and a daughter named Latika Dikshit Syed. She had two sisters named Rama DhawanPam Malhotra.

    Life's Important Dates Of Sheila Dikshit

    Body Measurements

    Skin Colour Fair
    Eye Colour Black
    Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

    Personal Info

    Home Town Kapurthala
    Nationality Indian
    Religion Hindu
    Address 3, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi
    School Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi
    College Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi
    Qualification M.A. in History
    Hobbies Reading, Listening New Bulletin
    Marital Status Married
    Debut Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs (1984-1989)
    Salary N/A
    Net Worth INR 04.92 Crore
    Official Website N/A


    Favorite Color White
    Favorite Politician Sonia Gandhi , Rajiv Gandhi
    Favorite Actress Meena Kumari
    Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
    Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar

    Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sheila Dikshit

    • She represented India at the United Nations for five years, from 1984-1989.
    • She and her 82 colleagues were jailed for 23 days by the state government in 1990 when she led a drive against the violence being committed on women.
    • She was appointed as the Governor of Kerala in March 2014 but was forced to resign five months later.
    • In her illustrious political career, she was conferred with awards such as the 'Best Chief Minister of India', by Journalist Association of India in 2008, 'Politician of the Year' by NDTV in 2009, and 'Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award 2013' by the ALL Ladies League for Outstanding Public Service in 2013.
    • Dikshit was accused of corruption regarding the 2010 Commonwealth Games and that played a huge role in her loss during the 2013 Delhi assembly lections.

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