- Early on Friday morning, the prime minister announced her mother’s demise on social media.
- The Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted the last rites for his mother Heeraba Modi on Friday in Gandhinagar.
- Cross-party politicians sent their condolences to Prime Minister Modi and his family in the wake of Heeraba Modi’s passing.
Heeraba Modi, the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away on Friday morning at the age of 100. She was 100 years old. She was hospitalised to Ahmedabad’s UN Mehta Hospital after her health declined and was later discharged.
Smt. Heeraba Modi passed away on December 30, 2022, at 3:39 am (early morning), while receiving treatment at UN Mehta Heart Hospital, according to a statement from the hospital where she had been admitted since Wednesday.
The Prime Minister tweeted a heartfelt message early this morning to inform the public of her passing “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.”
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
Heeraba Modi resided in Raysan village, close to Gandhinagar, with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj.
On most of his trips to Gujarat, the Prime Minister would drop by Raysan and spend time with his mother.
In Gandhinagar, PM Modi’s mother Heeraba Modi was cremated. Prior to the former lighting the pyre, the prime minister and his brother Somabhai Modi were seen paying their respects to her mortal remains.
President Droupadi Murmu extended her heartfelt condolences by taking to her official twitter handle.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी की मां हीराबा का सौ वर्षों का संघर्षपूर्ण जीवन भारतीय आदर्शों का प्रतीक है। श्री मोदी ने '#मातृदेवोभव' की भावना और हीराबा के मूल्यों को अपने जीवन में ढाला। मैं पुण्यात्मा की शांति के लिए प्रार्थना करती हूं। परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं!— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 30, 2022
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, posted a message of condolence on Twitter following Heeraba Modi’s passing.
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी की पूज्य माताजी हीरा बा के स्वर्गवास की सूचना अत्यंत दुःखद है। माँ एक व्यक्ति के जीवन की पहली मित्र और गुरु होती है जिसे खोने का दुःख निःसंदेह संसार का सबसे बड़ा दुःख है।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 30, 2022
Rajnath Singh, the Union Defence Minister, also expressed his condolences on Twitter after the death of Heeraba Modi.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi की माताश्री, हीरा बा के निधन से मुझे गहरी वेदना हुई है। एक माँ का निधन किसी भी व्यक्ति के जीवन में ऐसी शून्यता लाता है, जिसकी भरपाई असंभव है। दुख की इस घड़ी में प्रधानमंत्रीजी और उनके पूरे परिवार के प्रति मैं अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ॐ शांति!— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 30, 2022
In the wake of his mother’s passing, Prime Minister Modi was supposed to travel to West Bengal to officially launch a number of development projects, but he had to virtually attend the events.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, offered PM Modi her condolences for the loss of his mother while he was attending an event in Howrah via video conference.
#WATCH | West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expresses condolences to PM Modi, over the demise of his mother Heeraben Modi, during an event in Howrah that was attended by PM Modi through video conferencing.— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
(Source: DD) pic.twitter.com/qNnqaCtxSS
Banerjee’s speech was followed by PM Modi’s video-conferenced inauguration of the Joka-Taratala section of the Kolkata Metro’s Purple Line and the Vande Bharat Express.