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PM Modi’s mother Hiraben laid to rest in Gandhinagar, tributes pour in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Gandhinagar, carried the mortal remains of his mother Hiraben. She was laid to rest in Gandhinagar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during funeral procession of his mother Heeraben Modi, who passed away at the age of 100, in Gandhinagar, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday. She was 100 years old. The hospital where she was admitted said that she passed away at 3:30 AM. PM Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Friday morning and reached the residence of of his brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village on the outskirts of Gandhinagar, where the mortal remains of their mother Hiraba were kept. He sought her blessings and later carried her mortal remains. Later, PM Modi shouldered her mortal remains on way to the cremation ground for the last rites. Her mortal remains were consigned to flames by the prime minister and his brothers.

Following her demise, tributes poured in for PM Modi’s mother. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma, among others, expressed their condolences for the departed soul.

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Hiraben, also called Hiraba, lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi. The prime minister regularly visited Raysan and spent time with his mother during his visits to Gujarat.

First published on: 30-12-2022 at 09:20 IST