Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad today i.e. on 30 December.
A glorious century rests at the feet of God, PM Modi said while informing about her demise.
In a heartfelt note, the prime minister wrote, “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.”
In another tweet, the prime minister wrote, “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, also called Heeraba, use to live at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi. The prime minister use to regularly visit Raysan to spend time with her during most of his Gujarat visits.
She was admitted to the super-specialty UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre on Wednesday morning due to some health issues. The hospital authorities on Thursday had said that her condition was improving.
The Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) too in a statement had said that said that Heeraben would be discharged soon. Earlier on Thursday, people of ‘Dharmayatra Mahasangh’ in Gujarat’s Vadodara offered prayers at the temple and chanted ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra’ for the ‘good health’ of PM Modi’s mother. Earlier in the day, Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee also offered prayers for the speedy recovery of Heeraben.
Meanwhile, PM Modi, who was scheduled to embark on a visit to West Bengal to launch the developmental projects, may join the events through video conferencing, news agency ANI has reported citing sources. According to sources, PM Modi has left for Ahmedabad.