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PM Modi visits mother in Ahmedabad hospital

PM Narendra Modi with his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence.(File Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad where his mother Heeraben Modi is admitted.

PM Modi arrived in the city around 4 pm from Delhi and left the hospital just before 5.30 after spending over an hour with his mother.

The hospital in a statement said, “Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is admitted at UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre in Ahmedabad and her health condition is stable.”

Ahead of the recently held Gujarat assembly polls, the prime minister during campaigning had visited his mother who turned 100 this June.

Heeraben had also cast her vote in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls.

PM Modi had in June tweeted a blog post in which he penned his thoughts expressing joy and gratitude on the occasion of his mother’s 100th birthday and said that had his father been alive, he would have completed his centenary in 2022.

“Mother used to wash utensils at a few houses to help meet the household expenses. She would also take out time to spin the charkha to supplement our meagre income. She would do everything from peeling cotton to spinning yarn. Even in this back-breaking work, her prime concern was ensuring that the cotton thorns don’t prick us,” PM Modi recounted in his post.

On the occasion of her birthday, religious programmes were organised in PM Modi’s hometown Vadnagar praying for her long life and health. An 80-metre road in the Raysan area was named as Pujya Hiraba Marg. The family had also organised a bhandara (community meal) at the Jagannath temple on Heeraben’s birthday.

Heeraben Modi lives with the Prime Minister’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village on the outskirts of Gandhinagar.