Prime Minister Modi's mother Hiraba passes away at 99 in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben also lovingly called Hiraba passed away at the U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where she was admitted on Wednesday after her health deteriorated. Born on June 18, 1923, she was 99.

A bulletin from the hospital stated that she passed away at 3.30 am on Friday during treatment at U.N. Mehta Heart Hospital. PM Modi had visited his mother on Wednesday afternoon along with Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel.

PM Modi arrived here in Ahmedabad early this morning for the cremation. He also tweeted on his official Twitter handle sharing her picture and saying "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."

Hiraben is survived by five sons, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amrit Modi, Prahlad Modi, Pankaj Modi, and Soma Modi and a daughter Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi. She lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi and PM regularly visited her and spent time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits.

In a blog on his mother's 99th birthday in June this year, PM Modi had described various aspects of her life which 'shaped his mind, personality and self-confidence.' 

In the blog titled 'Mother' he had written, "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."


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