PM Modi’s mother Heeraben dies at 99
Heeraben Modi (Hiraben Modi), mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away early on Friday (30 December 2023) in an Ahmedabad hospital. Heeraben was 99. The news of her passing was announced in a bulletin from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where she was taken on Wednesday when her condition began to deteriorate.
PM Modi begin the Cremation rites
- The prime minister arrived at his brother Pankaj Modi’s house in the Raysan village neighbourhood of Gandhinagar, where his mother (Heeraben Modi)’s lifeless remains were kept.
- PM Modi was taken directly to his younger brother’s home after landing at this airport in the morning.
- PM Modi prostrated himself at his mother’s feet and presented her with floral tributes.
- Later, PM Modi carried her dead remains as he made his way to the crematory for her final rituals.
- The prime minister had earlier stated that his mother’s passing marked the end of “a beautiful journey of 100 years.”
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
Several individuals accompanied PM Modi during the final rituals for his mother, Heeraben Modi, including Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel. Along with his brother, PM Modi ignited the funeral pier.
About Heeraben Modi (June 18, 1923 – Dec 30, 2022)
- Heeraben or (Hiraben) Modi was born in the Mehsana district of Gujarat on 18 June 1923, and hence when she died on 30 December 2022, her age was 99 years.
- Heeraben (or Hiraben) Modi belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi community, which the Indian government classifies as OBC. Damodardas Mulchand Modi, her husband, sold tea.
- The younger brother of PM Modi resided in Raysan village with Hiraben, commonly known as Hiraba.
- During most of his trips to Gujarat, the prime minister Narendra Modi spent time with his mother (Heeraben Modi) and made frequent trips to Raysan.
Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar lead the Mourning Condolences for PM’s mother Heeraben Modi
The leader of opposition and Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi also took to twitter for giving his condolences on the demise of the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharad Pawar also gave his condolences for the late mother of Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Heeraben (or Hiraben Modi).
Rahul Gandhi’s heartfelt condolences to PM Modi’s mother Heeraben
Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences for the passing of PM Modi’s mother, Heeraben, via Twitter. The news of Mrs. Hira Ba (Heeraben Modi), the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passing away is very distressing, Rahul Gandhi wrote in a tweet. I send him and his family my sincere condolences and affection during this trying time.
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
Sharad Pawar’s Message for PM Modi’s mother Heeraben
Sharad Pawar took to Twitter for giving his condolences on the demise of PM Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi and wrote:
“Narendra Bhai , I am deeply saddened to know about passing away of your mother. It’s an irreparable loss of a irreplaceable person in life ! Please accept my sincere condolences on her loss. May her soul rest in eternal peace.”
Narendra Bhai , I am deeply saddened to know about passing away of your mother. It’s an irreparable loss of a irreplaceable person in life ! Please accept my sincere condolences on her loss. May her soul rest in eternal peace.@narendramodi
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) December 30, 2022
President of India Droupadi Murmu sent her condolences for PM Modi’s mother Heeraben
On Friday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben (Heeraben) passed away, President Droupadi Murmu expressed her condolences by taking to her official twitter handle.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी की मां हीराबा का सौ वर्षों का संघर्षपूर्ण जीवन भारतीय आदर्शों का प्रतीक है। श्री मोदी ने '#मातृदेवोभव' की भावना और हीराबा के मूल्यों को अपने जीवन में ढाला। मैं पुण्यात्मा की शांति के लिए प्रार्थना करती हूं। परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं!
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 30, 2022
Other Condolences for PM Modi’s Mother Heeraben Modi
We are saddened by the loss of Smt. Hira Ben ji, mother of the honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. A mother’s passing is an unimaginable and irreparable loss. Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, stated on Twitter that no one in the world can replace a mother.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur expressed his condolences for the passing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben on Friday. He wrote,“Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows. But her goodness, care, wisdom, and love will always be with you. May God give the departed soul a place at his holy feet.”
On Friday, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and the governor of that state, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, both expressed their sorrow on the passing of Hiraben Modi, the prime minister’s mother. He wrote, “I convey my heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji, and the bereaved family members and pray Lord Jagannath and Lord Venkateswara, to bless her soul to rest in peace.”
Yogi Adityanath, CM of Uttar Pradesh heartfelt condolences for PM Modi’s Mother Heeraben
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh also expressed his condolences on Twitter. “A mother is everything to a boy. For a son, the loss of a mother is indescribable and devastating. It is terribly unfortunate that Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s esteemed mother has passed away. I pray that Lord Shri Ram would give the deceased person’s soul a seat at his holy feet.
एक पुत्र के लिए माँ पूरी दुनिया होती है। माँ का निधन पुत्र के लिए असहनीय और अपूरणीय क्षति होती है।
आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी की पूज्य माता जी का निधन अत्यंत दुःखद है।
प्रभु श्री राम दिवंगत पुण्यात्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान प्रदान करें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) December 30, 2022
Family of Heeraben Modi thanks everyone for their prayers
The family of Heeraben urges people to keep working because it will be a suitable tribute to him. Hiraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away on Friday. Her family members have thanked everyone for their prayers and asked that everyone carry on with their regular schedules as it would be a suitable memorial to her.
We appreciate everyone’s prayers during these trying times, they said. We respectfully ask everyone to proceed with their pre-determined schedule and obligations while keeping the departed soul in mind. That would be a suitable memorial for Hiraba.