Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning led the funeral service of his late mother, Heeraben Modi, who passed away in an Ahmedabad hospital.
PM Modi, who reached Gujarat in the morning, first paid tribute to his mother at her Raysan residence and then carried the bier with the mortal remains to the crematorium in Gandhinagar for the last rites.
#WATCH | Gujarat: Heeraben Modi, mother of PM Modi, laid to rest in Gandhinagar. She passed away at the age of 100, today.
(Source: DD) pic.twitter.com/wqjixwB9o7
Click Here: cheap nsw blues jersey— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
PM Modi’s mother Heeraben laid to rest
Heeraben passed away at around 3:30 am today at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, where she was hospitalised on Wednesday after her health deteriorated.
#WATCH | Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi carries the mortal remains of his late mother Heeraben Modi who passed away at the age of 100, today. pic.twitter.com/CWcHm2C6xQ
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
Modi pays tribute to mother
Earlier, the prime minister tweeted that “a great journey of 100 years” has ended with his mother’s demise.
“A great journey of 100 years has come to an end. I have witnessed three qualities in mother, a journey like that of a tapasvi (saint), a selfless worker and life dedicated to values,” Modi tweeted.
“When I met her on her 100th birthday she told one thing which I always remember. “Kam karo buddhi thi, jivan jivo suddhi thi” (work using your brain and live life with purity,” he said in the tweet.
मैं जब उनसे 100वें जन्मदिन पर मिला तो उन्होंने एक बात कही थी, जो हमेशा याद रहती है कि કામ કરો બુદ્ધિથી, જીવન જીવો શુદ્ધિથી यानि काम करो बुद्धि से और जीवन जियो शुद्धि से।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2022
Modi visited her on 100th birthday
PM Modi visited the hospital to inquire about his mother’s health on Wednesday after learning about her condition. After spending over an hour at the hospital that day, the PM left for Delhi after doctors informed him that her health was stable. He had also spoken to doctors at the hospital, a government-funded autonomous medical facility.
Heeraben, also called Hiraba, lived in Raysan village with PM Modi’s younger brother. The prime minister regularly visited Raysan and spent time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits.
Ahead of the recently held Gujarat assembly polls, the prime minister, during campaigning, had visited his mother, who turned 100 this June.
During the occasion, a road in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar was also named after her.
“We decided to name an 80-meter-road in Raysan area as Pujya Hiraba Marg so that the next generation takes inspiration from her life,” Gandhinagar Mayor Hitesh Makwana had said.
Heeraben had also cast her vote in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls.
Heeraben Modi’s family, children
PM Modi has several times in the past spoken about how his mother had struggled to bring up her children.
Heeraba was born on June 18 1922, in Mehsana, Gujarat and was married at a young age to Damodardas Moolchand Modi.
The couple had six children– five sons and a daughter.
For more on news and current affairs from around the world, please visit Indiatimes News.