It is with the deepest of regrets that we inform you of the passing of Heeraben Modi, the highly respected mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the age of 99. In the days preceding her passing, she had been receiving medical care and treatment at the UN Mehta Heart Hospital.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his heartfelt condolences and admiration for his mother, who he described as an ascetic, a selfless Karmayogi, and someone who lived her life with a strong commitment to values.
Heeraben Modi had been residing with the Prime Minister’s younger brother, Pankaj Modi, in the village of Raysan, located near Gandhinagar. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Prime Minister and the entire Modi family during this difficult time.
In June of this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to his mother, Heeraben Modi, on the occasion of her 90th birthday by writing a heartfelt blog post. In the post, he spoke about the various aspects of his mother’s life that had significantly influenced and shaped his own personality, mind, and confidence.
He also noted that 2022, the year of his mother’s centenary, would have also marked the completion of his father’s 100th birthday. The Prime Minister made it a point to visit his mother during almost every trip he took to Gujarat, often making a stop in Gandhinagar to see her.
As news of the passing of Heeraben Modi spread, tributes and condolences began to pour in from individuals and organizations around the country. Among those who offered their condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi were Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.
Heeraben Modi, who was born in Vadnagar, Gujarat on June 18, 1923, was the mother of five sons and one daughter, with Prime Minister Modi being the third of her six children. She made her home in the village of Raysan, near Gandhinagar, with her younger son, Pankaj Modi. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Prime Minister and the entire Modi family during this difficult time.