Condolences pour in for Indian PM Modi on mother's passing
Condolences have started pouring in from across the world over the demise of the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an Ahmedabad hospital, on December 30.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was one of the first world leaders to offer condolences to PM Narendra Modi over the passing away of his mother, Heeraben Modi.
Kishida tweeted, "PM Modi @narendramodi, I would like to express my deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved mother. May her soul rest in peace."
In a tweet, Nepal PM stated, "I'm deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Smt. Heeraba Modi, loving mother of Prime Minister @PMOIndia At this hour of grief, I express heartfelt condolences to PM Modi ji and the family members and pray for eternal peace of the departed soul."
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa condoled the death of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother. He tweeted, "Deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Smt. Heeraben Modi. My heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on the loss of his beloved mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the PM and his family in this hour of grief."
Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov offered condolences to PM Modi over the death of his mother. He tweeted, "My heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji on the biggest loss. My heart breaks for you Om Shanti."
German Ambassador to India Philipp Ackermann tweeted, "Deepest and sincere condolences to honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi. We join him and his family in mourning their loss."
Heeraben Modi passed away on December 30 at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad. She was hospitalised on December 28 after her health deteriorated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the last rites of his mother Heeraben Modi in Gandhinagar. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, former CM Vijay Rupani, and Cabinet Ministers of Gujarat were present for HeerabenGo Modi's last rites.
Informing about his mother's death, PM Modi tweeted, "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."
Recalling his meeting with his mother in June, he said, "When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which is always remembered that work with intelligence, live life with purity."
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is scheduled to join today's scheduled events in West Bengal through video conferencing, his office informed on Friday.
"PM will join today's scheduled programmes in West Bengal via video conferencing. These programmes include the launch of key connectivity-related projects and the meeting of the National Ganga Council," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted today.
The prime minister was scheduled to visit West Bengal to launch the developmental projects, including flagging off the Vande Bharat Express in Kolkata and also to attend a meeting of the National Ganga Council.