Sheila Dikshit was a former Chief Minister of Delhi from 1998 to 2013. She is thevery famous leader of Indian Politics from the party Indian National Congress as she has ruled as a chief minister in Delhi for 15 years. She was the winner of the election for three consecutive years. On 11 March 2014, she was defeated by the leader of AamAadmi Party, ArvindKejriwal who was capable of replacing her as Delhi’s Chief Minister. She was sworn in as Governor of Kerela on 11 March 2014 but she resigned on 25th August 2014. Currently, she has been declared as a Chief Ministerial candidate for Indian National Congress in upcoming Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election, 2017.
Sheila Dikshit was born on 31st march, 1938 in Kapurthala which is situated in Punjab. She belongs to a Punjabi Khatri family. She has done her schooling from Delhi and completed her graduation with M.A. in History. She was married to VinodDikshit (son of Independence activist and former Governer of West Bengal Uma Shankar Dikshit). She has two children, a son, and a daughter.
Sheila Dikshit has not intended or prepared to enter into politics. She joined politics after the death of her father-in-law, Uma Shankar Dikshit who was a prominent activist in Independence fight. She has gained a good experience of politics as she used to help her father-in-law most of the time while he was serving in this position of Governor. Due to her administrative skills and work experience, the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi nominated her as an Indian delegate of United Nations Commission on the issue of thestatus of women. From here her entry in politics started and she became chief minister of Delhi. She was accused of corruption in common wealth games in the same period. But, in the Legislative Assembly Election 2013, she was wiped-out by the AamAadmi Party’s leader ArvindKejriwal.
Net Worth: 2.7 Crore and Gold Jewellery (Not Quantified)
- Name: Sheila Dikshit
- Date of Birth: 31 March 1938
- Age: 78 Years Old
- Place of Birth: Kapurthala, Punjab, India
- School: Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi
- College: Delhi University, Miranda House; Delhi University, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi
- Education: M.A. (History)
- Father: N/A
- Mother: N/A
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: SandeepDikshit, LatikaDikshit Syed
- Religion: Hindu
- Zodiac Sign: N/A