Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben passed away in the early hours of Friday. U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where she was admitted, shared the sad news of her demise. The medical institute’s news bulletin read, “Hiraben Modi passed away on 30/12/2022 at 3.30 am during the treatment at U N Mehta Heart Hospital,”.
Condolences began to pour from people across the country. Leading personalities from India and worldwide took to Twitter to express their compassionate support for PM Modi.
The Indian Prime Minsiter took to Twitter and shared an emotional note, “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.”
Narendra Modi had always considered his mother a significant influence on his life, a person who “shaped his mind, personality and self-confidence.” She stood tall to provide for her family amidst the poverty and hardships that Modi had faced in his childhood.
A note to Mother
In June this year, PM Modi had penned an emotional blog dedicated to his mother on her 99th birthday. Here is an excerpt:
“Mother – is not just any other word in the dictionary. It encompasses a whole range of emotions – love, patience, trust, and a lot more. Across the world, irrespective of country or region, children have a special affection for their mothers. A mother not only gives birth to her children, but also shapes their mind, their personality, and their self-confidence. And while doing so, mothers selflessly sacrifice their own personal needs and aspirations.
Today, I feel extremely happy and fortunate to share that my mother Smt. Heeraba is entering her hundredth year. This is going to be her birth centenary year. If my father had been alive, he too would have celebrated his 100th birthday last week. 2022 is a special year as my mother’s centenary year is starting, and my father would have completed his”.
At 72, PM Narendra Modi was seen shouldering his mother’s bier, who was cremated in Gandhinagar.
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