AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben passed away at the age of 100 at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday, the UN Mehta Institute of cardiology and Research Centre said in a bulletin. She was admitted to the Centre on Wednesday after her health deteriorated, The Wire reported.
PM Modi said that "a great journey of 100 years" has ended with his mother's demise.
"When I met her on her 100th birthday she told me one thing which I always remember. 'Work using your brain and live life with purity'," Modi tweeted.
Modi is expected to reach Ahmedabad soon.
The PM earlier visited his mother at hospital on Wednesday. He left for Delhi after doctors had informed him that her health was stable.
Hiraben lived at Raysan village near Gandhinagar city with PM Modi's younger brother Pankaj Modi. The PM regularly visited Raysan during most of his Gujarat visits.