Modi Conducts Final Rites For Mother
GANDHINAGAR, (ANI) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30 in Gandhinagar performed the last rites of his mother, Heeraben Modi, who passed away the same morning.
He rushed to Gujarat’s capital early morning minutes after tweeting his personal loss at daybreak. Modi was seen touching his mother’s feet and paying floral tribute as he sat on his knees before Heera Ba, lying in state on the floor of her residence in Raysan.
The PM joined the funeral procession and carried the bier on his shoulder, walking barefoot with it as he carried the mortal remains to the crematorium for the last rites.
Modi consigned the mortal remains of his mother Heeraben Modi to fire along with his brothers.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, former CMs Vijay Rupani, Shankersinh Vaghela, and Cabinet Ministers of Gujarat were present. PM Modi left for the Raj Bhawan after performing the rites.
Heeraben Modi, 100, passed away at around 3:30 am today at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, according to a bulletin from the hospital. She was hospitalized on December 28 after her health deteriorated.
The residents of the ancestral village of Vadnagar also paid tribute by keeping the market closed.
The PM’s tweet read, “A glorious century rests at the feet of God… 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 recalled his visit to his mother on her 100th birthday this year. “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which is always remembered that work with intelligence, live life with purity, that is, work with intelligence and live life with purity.”