When PM Modi recalled her mother’s emphasis on ‘garib kalyan’, simple yet extraordinary life

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during funeral procession of his mother Heeraben Modi, who passed away at the age of 100, in Gandhinagar, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_30_2022_000008B)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often highlighted his mother Hiraben’s influence in shaping his life as he rose from a humble family background to become India’s prime minister.

As Hiraben, who passed away on Friday, entered the 100th year of her life on June 18 this year, Modi had penned an emotional and deeply-felt tribute in what is probably his most detailed impression of his mother in the public realm.

In the blog, he had highlighted her sacrifices and various aspects of her life which “shaped” his mind, personality and self-confidence.