Heeraben Modi: Indian PM Modi’s mother dies aged 99

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi has died at the age of 99.

She passed away at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad where she was admitted on Wednesday after her health deteriorated.

“Hiraben Modi passed away on December 30, 2022 at 3:30 am during treatment at the UN Mehta Heart Hospital,” a medical bulletin said.

Announcing his mother’s demise, PM Modi said on Twitter that “a great journey of 100 years” has ended. “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.

PM Modi and Heeraben were last seen together in public on 4 December when Mr Modi visited her house during the assembly election in Gujarat, his home state.

Heeraben lived with Mr Modi’s younger brother and his family.

Several politicians and ministers have expressed sorrow over her death on social media.

Heeraben was born in Visnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district in 1923.


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