Modi’s Mother Heeraben cremated in Gandhinagar, PM Performs last rites

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi, who dies early this morning, has been cremated in Gandhinagar. PM Modi, who reached Gujarat early this morning, performed the last rites. Heeraben Modi was 99.

“Smt Heeraban Modi passed away on 30/12/2022, at 3:39 am (early morning, during the treatment at UN Mehta Heart Hospital,” the hospital where she had been admitted since Wednesday said in a statement.

Informing about her death, the Prime Minister posted a heartfelt tweet early this morning, “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.”

PM Modi, who was scheduled to launch the developmental projects in West Bengal, may join the events through video conferencing.

Heeraben Modi lived with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village near Gandhinagar.

The Prime Minister would regularly visit Raysan and spend time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits.

PM Modi leaves the crematorium after performing the last rites of his mother Heeraben Modi, who died early this morning. Heeraben Modi was 99.

A host of development programmes, including a Namami Gange meeting and the inauguration of the Vande Bharat train, scheduled to be attended in West Bengal by PM Modi on Friday will be held as per plan, the PMO confirmed in a tweet, adding that he will participate via video-conferencing

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief at the death and said that “the death of a mother is an unbearable and irreparable loss”.

“Saddened by the passing away of Hira Ben, mother of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The death of a mother is an unbearable and irreparable loss. No one in the world can take the place of mother,” Nitish Kumar tweeted.

“I pray to God to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his family members to bear patience in this hour of grief,” he added.