India: PM Modi's mother Heeraben passes away
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi passed away at the age of 99 on Friday. PM Modi wrote on Twitter, “A glorious century rests at the feet of God.”
Sharing her picture, PM 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.”
Born on 18 June, 1923, Heeraben Modi's hometown was Vadnagar in Mehsana, Gujarat. She has five sons - PM Narendra Modi, Pankaj Modi, Soma Modi, Amrit Modi and Prahlad Modi, and one daughter Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi. Heeraben Modi lived in Raysan village near Gandhinagar with the prime minister's younger brother Pankaj Modi.
PM Modi's mother - who turned 99 in June this year - was admitted to UN Mehta Hospital's Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Wednesday.