Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben (100) passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday (30 December).
A bulletin from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, where she was admitted on Wednesday said Hiraben has passed away.
PM Modi had reached Ahmedabad from Delhi on Wednesday afternoon and visited the hospital to meet his mother.
He had remained at the hospital for more than an hour and had also spoken to doctors at the hospital, a government-funded autonomous medical facility.
In a tweet on Friday morning, PM Modi informed about the demise of his mother.
"A glorious century rests at the feet of God," PM Modi said.
In a heartfelt note, the Prime Minister wrote, “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."
In another tweet, the PM wrote, “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which I always remembered that work with intelligence, live life with purity."
Hiraben, also called Hiraba, lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi's younger brother Pankaj Modi. The Prime Minister regularly visited Raysan and spent time with his mother during most of his Gujarat visits.
(with inputs from PTI)
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