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Former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit passed away

Newdelhi:20/7/19:Former Delhi Chief Minister and State Congress President Shiela Dixit passed away in New Delhi today. She was 81. She was ailing for some time. A three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, Shiela Dixit unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from North East Delhi.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

In his message, President Kovind said, Sheila Dikshit will be remembered for the momentous transformation of the national capital during her term in office. Mr Naidu said, she was a good administrator. Prime Minister Modi said, Sheila Dikshit made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, people of Delhi will always remember Sheila Dikshit contribution to the development during her tenure as Chief Minister of Delhi. He termed Dikshit as a dedicated congress leader of the masses.

BJP President Amit Shah offered condolences to Sheila Dikshit’s family and her supporters. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he was devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit. He described her as a beloved daughter of the Party. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, it is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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