Heeraben Modi: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi lost his mother, Heeraben, early this morning. Heeraben, who turned 100 this year was laid to rest at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Condolences have been pouring in from people within the country and abroad across party lines.
शानदार शताब्दी का ईश्वर चरणों में विराम… मां में मैंने हमेशा उस त्रिमूर्ति की अनुभूति की है, जिसमें एक तपस्वी की यात्रा, निष्काम कर्मयोगी का प्रतीक और मूल्यों के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध जीवन समाहित रहा है। pic.twitter.com/yE5xwRogJi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2022
On June 18th this year, on his mother’s 99th birthday, Narendra Modi wrote a long blog paying homage to his mother highlighting how she had been instrumental in shaping his life and philosophies as he rose from a humble family background to become India’s prime minister.
PM Modi has been visiting her mother in Gujarat on various occasions and was constantly in touch with her despite being busy performing his duties. Videos and photos of his visit to his mother were widely circulated across the media, where the PM was often seen immersed in deep conversations with her. On one occasion, Modi was also seen washing his mother’s feet with his own hands and then applying the water to his eyes. This showed the love and respect he held for her.
Today, when Heeraben is no more, the nation feels for the PM’s loss.
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी की माताजी, श्रीमती हीरा बा के निधन का समाचार अत्यंत दुःखद है।
इस मुश्किल समय में, मैं उन्हें और उनके परिजनों को अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं और प्यार व्यक्त करता हूं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 30, 2022
In an emotional and deeply-felt tribute, Modi gave a detailed impression of his mother in public.
— Prasar Bharati News Services & Digital Platform (@PBNS_India) December 30, 2022
In the blog, he highlighted her sacrifices and various aspects of her life which “shaped” his mind, personality, and self-confidence.