Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben, died in the early hours of Friday. She was 99.
“Smt Hiraba Modi passed away on 30/12/2022, at 3:39 am (early morning, during the treatment at UN Mehta Heart Hospital,” the hospital where she had been admitted since Wednesday said in a statement.
Heeraben used to live with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village near Gandhinagar.
The Prime Minister would regularly visit Raysan and spend time with her mother during most of his Gujarat visits.
“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 posted a heartfelt tribute informing about her death.
In June this year, PM Modi wrote a blog on her 99th birthday. In the blog, the prime minister wrote about various aspects of his mother’s life which “shaped his mind, personality and self-confidence.”