Lost a long time friend: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: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.

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