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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s mother passes away aged 99

According to Hindustan Times, Modi and his brothers performed the last rites of their mother, Heeraben, in Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat.

Modi and his elder brother Somabhai Modi were seen lighting the pyre of their mother at the crematorium as other family members surrounded them, the report said.

Taking to Twitter, the Indian premier paid tribute to his mother.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered his condolences to his Indian counterpart.

“There is no greater loss than losing one’s mother. My condolences to Prime Minister @narendramodi on the passing away of his mother,” he said.

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