Heeraben Modi

Ahmedabad, Dec 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi passed away at the age of 100 – two days after she was admitted to Ahmedabad’s UN Mehta Hospital. “A glorious century rests at the feet of God,” wrote PM Modi on Twitter.

Sharing her picture, Prime Minister Modi said, “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 added, “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing – Always remember – Work with intelligence, live life with purity.”

Heeraben, also called Heeraba, use to live in Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi. The prime minister use to regularly visit Raysan to spend time with her during most of his Gujarat visits.

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She was admitted to the super-specialty UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre on Wednesday morning due to some health issues. The hospital authorities on Thursday said that her condition was improving. The Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) too in a statement had said that Heeraben would be discharged soon.

Earlier on Thursday, people of ‘Dharmayatra Mahasangh’ in Gujarat’s Vadodara offered prayers at the temple and chanted ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra’ for the ‘good health’ of PM Modi’s mother. Earlier in the day, the Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee also offered prayers for the speedy recovery of Heeraben.