Heeraben Modi, the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away in an Ahmedabad hospital today, December 30.
When he announced her demise, Prime Minister Modi remarked that a glorious century rests at the feet of God.
“In Maa I have always felt that trinity, which contains the journey of an ascetic, the symbol of a selfless Karmayogi, and a life committed to values,” the prime minister wrote in a heartfelt note.”
The prime minister added in another tweet, “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which is always remembered that is work with intelligence, live life with purity.”
Heeraben, commonly known as Heeraba, used to reside with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi in the Raysan village outside of Gandhinagar. During the majority of his trips to Gujarat, the prime minister used to frequently stop by Raysan to spend time with her.
Due to some medical concerns, she was hospitalised on Wednesday morning to the highly specialised UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center. Her condition was said to be improving on Thursday by hospital authorities. In a statement, the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) also stated that Heeraben will soon be discharged. In Gujarat’s Vadodara earlier on Thursday, members of the “Dharmayatra Mahasangh” prayed at the temple and chanted the “Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra” for the “good health” of PM Modi’s mother. The Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee prayed for Heeraben’s quick recovery earlier in the day.
According to sources cited by news agency ANI, PM Modi, who was supposed to travel to West Bengal to officially unveil the development projects, may participate in the events via video conference. PM Modi has reportedly left for Ahmedabad, according to sources.
“PM Modi has left for Ahmedabad, flagging off of Vande Bharat train in Howrah, Kolkata & other developmental works of railways and under Namami Gange & meeting of National Ganga Council to be held as per plan. PM Modi may join through Video Conference,”