PM Shehbaz offers condolences to Modi on passing of his mother

Shehbaz says there 'is no loss greater than losing one’s mother'

Our Correspondent December 30, 2022

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday took to Twitter to offer his condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the passing of his mother.

“There is no loss greater than losing one’s mother,” PM Shehbaz wrote.

Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi passed away in the early hours of Friday.

The Indian premier shared a photo of his late mother on Twitter, adding that “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 wrote in his tribute.

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He recalled meeting her on her 100th birthday where he remembered her telling him to "always work with intelligence and live life with purity".

According to Hindustan Times, Modi and his brothers performed the last rites of their mother at a crematorium in Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat.

The Indian premier and his elder brother Somabhai Modi were seen lighting the pyre of their mother as other family members surrounded them, the report said.

Heeraben was admitted to a hospital in Ahmedabad on Wednesday due to ill health. At the time, doctors treating her had said that she was stable and recovering.

NDTV reported that Heeraben lived with Modi’s younger brother, Pankaj Modi, at Raysan village near Gandhinagar.


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