Prayer meeting for PM Modi’s mother in Gujarat today

A prayer meeting will be organized in memory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben Modi who passed away at 100 on Friday. The meeting will be held between 9 am and 12 noon in Vadnagar on Sunday, according to the news agency ANI. 

Heeraben Modi, 100, passed away at around 3:30 am on Friday at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, according to a bulletin from the hospital. She was hospitalized on Wednesday after her health deteriorated.

PM Modi performed the last rites of his mother in Gandhinagar on Friday. He rushed to the Gujarat capital early morning minutes after tweeting his personal loss at daybreak.

PM Modi was seen touching his mother’s feet and paying floral tribute as he sat on his knees before Heeraben, lying in state on the floor of her residence in Raysan.

The PM joined the funeral procession and shoulder her bier, walking barefoot with it as he carried the mortal remains to the crematorium for the last rites.

PM Modi consigned the mortal remains of his mother Heeraben Modi to fire along with his brothers. The Prime Minister informed the nation about her demise early Friday morning.

After her death, the prime minister tweeted that a great journey of 100 years has come to an end.

“I have witnessed three qualities in mother, a journey like that of a tapasvi (saint), a selfless worker and a life dedicated to values.

“When I met her on her 100th birthday she told me one thing which I always remember. ‘Kam karo buddhi thi, jivan jivo suddhi thi’ (work using your brain and live life with purity),” he tweeted.

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(With ANI inputs)

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