PM Modi’s mother, Hiraben Damodardas Modi breathed her last at a hospital in Ahmedabad early on the morning of December 30.
When PM Modi’s mother turned 100, he visited her and pictures of him washing her feet went viral.
Hiraben – a mother of five sons and a daughter, despite minimal education, she actively contributed to the finance of the house by doing menial jobs such as cleaning utensils for wages as low as Rs 5 per day. She was very determined and worked hard as she wanted all her children to study well. With six children to take care of, she was very disciplined and totally dedicated to the family. Her sons were inspired by her dedication. PM Modi is the third son of the six children.
When Modi went to meet her after becoming CM for the first time, she gave him only one piece of advice: “Never indulge in corruption”! On the occasion of her 100th birthday, an 80-meter road in Gandhinagar, where Hiraben stayed with her youngest son Pankaj, was named after her as ‘Pujya Hiraba Marg’.