Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed grief over the demise of Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Patnaik conveyed his deep sympathy to the PM and other family members.
The CM also directed minister Srikant Sahu to attend the funeral on his behalf.
Heeraben Modi passed away at the age of 100 early on Friday morning.
She was admitted to Ahmedabad’s UN Mehta Hospital after her health deteriorated.
UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre said in a statement, “Heeraba Modi passed away on December 30 at 3.30 a.m. (early morning) during the treatment at UN Mehta Heart hospital.”
Modi wrote with a heavy heart, “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.”
The Prime Minister met his mother for the last time at the hospital where she had been admitted on Wednesday.
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of #HeerabenModi, mother of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and friends during this hour of grief. #OmShanti.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 30, 2022