Heeraben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, passed away at the age of 100.
A beautiful century has been laid to rest at the feet of God, Prime Minister Modi said after learning of her death.
शानदार शताब्दी का ईश्वर चरणों में विराम… मां में मैंने हमेशा उस त्रिमूर्ति की अनुभूति की है, जिसमें एक तपस्वी की यात्रा, निष्काम कर्मयोगी का प्रतीक और मूल्यों के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध जीवन समाहित रहा है। pic.twitter.com/yE5xwRogJi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2022
In a heartfelt note, the Prime Minister wrote, “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.”
In another tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which is always remembered that is work with intelligence, live life with purity.
Heeraben, commonly known as Heeraba, used to reside with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village near Gandhinagar. During most of his journeys to Gujarat, the prime minister would stop at Raysan to spend time with her.
Due to health concerns, she was taken to the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre on Wednesday morning. On Thursday, hospital officials stated that her condition was improving. The Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) also stated in a statement that Heeraben will be released shortly. Earlier on Thursday, members of the ‘Dharmayatra Mahasangh’ in Gujarat’s Vadodara offered prayers at the temple and recited the ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra’ for PM Modi’s mother’s health. Earlier in the day, the Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee prayed for Heeraben’s quick recovery.
In a tweet, he wrote, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi’s mother Pujya Hiraba. Pujya Hiraba was an epitome of generosity, simplicity, hard work and high values of life. I pray that God rest his soul in peace.”
Union Minister Rajnath Singh also expresses condolences and wrote, “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!”