In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel at his residence in Gandhinagar to condole the death of his son Pravin Patel. Pravin (60) died of cardiac arrest in the US, according to a PTI report that quoted BJP leaders. PM Modi, who is on Thursday scheduled to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project, commonly referred to as the Bullet Train project, took time out from his hectic schedule to pay a visit to Keshubhai’s home in his hour of grief. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will also be present alongside the PM. PM Modi offered flowers at the spot where photo of Pravin was placed and spoke to Keshubhai. PM Modi shared pictures of his visit to Keshubhai’s residence on Twitter and posted, “Met Shri Keshubhai Patel at his residence and offered my condolences on the unfortunate demise of his son, Pravin Patel.”
Met Shri Keshubhai Patel at his residence and offered my condolences on the unfortunate demise of his son, Pravin Patel. pic.twitter.com/g9LiGPer6D
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2017
Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah had also visited the former Gujarat CM’s residence and had condoled the death of his son during the meeting, reported PTI. Apart from Shah, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani had also condoled the death of Pravin Patel. “Pravin and I had studied together in Rajkot he was of my age. He has died at a young age. I have spoken to Keshubhai and conveyed my condolences,” Rupani told reporters.