Heeraben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother who died early this morning, has been cremated in Gandhinagar. Gautam Adani, industrialist and chairman of Adani Group, reached the cremation ground in Gandhinagar, and was seen paying tribute beside PM Modi. Besides, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel was also present at the crematorium in Gandhinagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Gandhinagar this morning to pay his respects to the mortal remains . The prime minister and his brother, Somabhai Modi, are seen paying their respects before the former lights the pyre.
Heeraben Modi was hospitalised in U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad due to ill health on Wednesday. As per doctors, Heeraba was recovering well on Thursday. The prime minister had rushed to Ahmedabad to see his mother and stayed there for an hour and a half. Her health deteriorated and she breathed her last at around 3.30 am.
Posting a tribute to his mother, the Prime Minister wrote: “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.”
Many political leaders expressed grief and paid tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben Modi, earlier in the day. President Droupadi Murmu expressed condolences over the demise of Heeraben Modi.