WATCH: PM Modi carries mother Heeraben’s mortal remains after she passes away at 99
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi along with his family members carry the mortal remains of his mother Heeraben Modi for the last rites, at a crematorium, in Gandhinagar in India’s Gujarat on Friday, December 30, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday (30) bid adieu to his mother Heeraben Modi who passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat earlier in the day at the age of 99.
PM Modi, who arrived at the Gujarat city after her death and went to her residence in Gandhinagar to pay his final tributes, was seen carrying his mother’s mortal remains barefooted to the crematorium where he performed her last rites.
Heeraben was admitted to the hospital earlier this week after her health deteriorated.
Modi informed about his mother’s death early on Friday on social media where he posted a heartfelt message in Hindi, 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.”
He also recalled his meeting with his mother on her 100th birthday earlier this year where she told him to work with intelligence and live life with purity.
“When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which is always remembered that work with intelligence, live life with purity, that is, work with intelligence and live life with purity,” he said in another tweet.
A medical bulletin from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where Heeraben was admitted, also announced the news of her demise.
“Hiraben Modi passed away on 30/12/2022 at 3.30 am during the treatment at U N Mehta Heart Hospital,” it said.
Tributes poured in from across the country as soon as the news broke. Politicians and celebrities took to social media to pay their condolences to the prime minister and his family.
Heeraben lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar with Pankaj Modi, PM Modi’s younger brother.