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Last Updated: December 30, 2022, 15:26 IST
PM Modi?s Mother Death Updates: The mortal remains of Prime Minister Modi?s mother, Heeraben, were taken to the crematorium for her last rites. The Prime Minister reached the residence of his younger brother Pankaj Modi for the last rites of his late mother on Friday morning. Prime Minister Modi?s mother, Heeraben Modi, passed away early on Friday morning at the age of 99. A bulletin from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where she was admitted on Wednesday after her health deteriorated, informed the news of her demise. The Prime Minister has left for Ahmedabad on Friday, as per Read More
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For the residents of Vrindavan Bungalows-2 Society in Raysan village of Gandhinagar, Hiraben was an epitome of simplicity, who always maintained a low profile despite being Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, news agency PTI reported.
Hiraben, Hiraba to many, passed away at an Ahmedabad hospital early on Friday at the age of 99. She used to stay with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan located on the outskirts of the Gujarat capital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s return to work on Friday, hours after the cremation of his mother Heeraben Modi, 99, reminded many of the story of how his idol Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, too, had prioritised his duty over emotion during a personal tragedy. READ MORE
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and several politicians in the Union Territory expressed grief over the demise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben on Friday.
Bollywood celebrity Akshay Kumar has also offered condolences after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben passed away. Kumar took to Twitter and wrote, “There is no greater sorrow than losing a mother. May god give you the strength to bear this sorrow @narendramodi ji. Om Shanti.”
Respected Dear Modiji..My heartfelt condolences to you for the irreplaceable loss in your life…Mother!🙏🙏@narendramodi@PMOIndia
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) December 30, 2022
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Nepal leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the death of his mother Heeraben Modi. READ MORE
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and BJP national vice president Raghubar Das on Friday condoled the demise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben Modi.
In a tweet, Soren stated “Deeply saddened to hear the news of the demise of hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji’s mother. A parent’s loss is irreplaceable & at this hour of grief, I express my sincere condolences. May her departed soul rest in peace.
Conveying his deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences in this hour of grief, former chief minister Raghubar Das said the Prime Minister, who lost his mother, discharged his responsibility as a son.
Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has offered his condolences after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben passed away. He tweeted, “My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Smt. Heeraben Modi. A simple, principled lady, she raised a fine son in our PM Shri Narendra Modiji. Om Shanti. My personal condolences to our PM and his family.”
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Smt. Heeraben Modi. A simple, principled lady, she raised a fine son in our PM Shri Narendra Modiji. 🕉️ Shanti 🙏 My personal condolences to our PM and his family. @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/5RxRXobyca
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 30, 2022
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday condoled the demise of Hiraben Modi, mother of Narendra Modi, on behalf of the people of the state and described her as the “guiding force” behind the Prime Minister. Recalling her as a “noble person”, Vijayan said he was deeply saddened to hear about her passing.
“Respected PM, today it’s a sad day and great loss to you. I pray to god, may god give you strength. I convey my gratitude to you that you were supposed to come to West Bengal but because of demise of your mother you couldn’t come but joined virtually,” Mamata Banerjee told PM Modi who was virtually attending the event.
“On behalf of the people of West Bengal, I thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. It’s a sad day for you. Your mother is also our mother. May god give you the strength to continue your work, please take some rest.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kolkata, West Bengal via video conferencing. pic.twitter.com/v8bV77GlMW
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning virtually flagged off metro services on the Joka-Taratala route in Kolkata.
In a virtual address after the launch, the PM said, “The Joka-Taratala metro train services will ensure ease of living for residents of Kolkata. Work on the rest of the route till Esplanade is underway.”
Hiraben, also called Hiraba, lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi. The prime minister regularly visited Raysan and spent time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits. READ MORE
#WATCH | Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: PM Modi’s mother Hiraben Modi passed away today. PM Modi said that no one will cancel any of their programs anywhere and will only return to Delhi after the completion of their programs. I pay homage to her: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pic.twitter.com/MnrTaIInS1
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the Vande Bharat express connecting Howrah and New Jalpaiguri on Friday. The Prime Minister sought an ‘apology’ from the people of West Bengal for not being able to attend the scheduled event in person due to ‘personal reasons’. READ MORE
I join my father & @JKNC_ colleagues in sending our heartfelt condolences to PM @narendramodi ji on the sad demise of his mother. May the almighty grant her soul eternal rest & may the family find strength during this difficult time.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) December 30, 2022
Virtually addressing an inauguration event in West Bengal, PM Modi said, “I was supposed to be there with you all but due to some personal reasons, I am not able to be there…I want to apologise to all of you.”
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday condoled the demise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi and said that there is no greater loss than losing one’s mother. READ MORE
“Nation grieves the loss of such an inspiring mother, our prayers are with him” Union Min Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@Rajeev_GoI) condoles the death of #Heeraba, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/Qg0Kmzu3yt
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 30, 2022
Tweeting a photo of his mother, PM Modi said, “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 had earlier on Wednesday reached Ahmedabad from Delhi and visited the hospital to meet his mother. He had remained at the hospital for more than an hour and had also spoken to doctors at the hospital, a government-funded autonomous medical facility.
The Prime Minister is likely to attend pre-planned programmes in West Bengal, including flagging off a new Vande Bharat train, other developmental works of railways and under Namami Gange and meeting of National Ganga Council via video conference, as per sources.
Several leaders from across party lines have condoled her demise. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Twitter said, ?I am deeply pained by the passing away of Hira Ba, mother of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi. The death of a mother leaves such a void in one?s life that is impossible to fill. I express my condolences to the Prime Minister and his entire family in this hour of grief. Om Shanti!?
Congress? Digvijay Singh wrote, ?Our heartfelt condolences to Narendra Modi ji and his family on the sad demise of his Mother. May her Soul rest in Peace.? BSP Chief Mayawati also tweeted in Hindi, ?Extremely saddened by the news of the demise of Mrs. Heeraben, mother of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. My deepest condolences to his entire family. May nature give him and all his loved ones the strength to bear this loss.?
Heeraben had been admitted to a hospital in Ahmedabad on Tuesday after her health deteriorated. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, health minister Rushikesh Patel and Rajya Sabha MP Parimal were among several leaders who visited the hospital.
Born on June 18, 1923, PM Modi’s mother entered the 100th year of her life in June this year. Heeraben lives in Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi. The PM regularly visited Raysan and spent time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits.
On her birthday, a road in Gandhinagar was decided to be named after her, “to keep her name alive forever and for future generations to learn lessons of service”.
Over the years, PM Modi has shared several heartwarming photos of him seeking birthday blessings from his mother.
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