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09/02/2023 11:00 AM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

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Heeraben Modi

Heeraben Modi

Biography

Famous For Being the mother of Narendra Modi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 145 cm
in meters– 1.45 m
in feet inches– 4’ 10”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Grey
Personal Life
Date of Birth 18 June 1923 (Monday)
Died  30th December 2022
Nationality Indian
Zodiac sign Gemini
Hometown Vadnagar, ‎Mehsana, Gujarat
Religion Hinduism
Caste OBC (Modh Ghanchi)
Political Inclination Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Affairs, and More
Marital Status Widow
Family
Husband/Spouse Damodardas Mulchand Modi
Heeraben Modi's husband Damodardas Mulchand Modi
Children Son(s)– Five
• Soma Modi (a retired officer from Health Department in Gujarat)
Heeraben Modi's son Soma Modi
• Amrut Modi (Lathe Machine Operator, Retired)
Heeraben Modi's son Amrut Modi
• Prahlad Modi (Shop Owner)
Heeraben Modi's son Prahlad
• Pankaj Modi (Clerk, Information Department of the Gujarat Government)
Heeraben Modi's son Pankaj
• Narendra Modi (14th Prime Minister of India)
Heeraben Modi with her son Narendra Modi
Daughter– One
• Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi
Heeraben Modi's daughter Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi

 

Heeraben Modi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Heeraben Modi

  • Heeraben Modi is the mother of Narendra Modi, one of the world’s most powerful leaders.
  • She got married to a tea stall owner, Damodardas Mulchand Modi in Vadnagar, ‎Mehsana, Gujarat at a very young age.
  • Heeraben and her husband Mulchand Modi had six children together; five sons, and a daughter.

    Heeraben Modi with her family

    Heeraben Modi with her family

  • Her third eldest son, Narendra Modi, became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. Earlier, he had served the Chief Minister of Gujarat for four consecutive terms. When he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the first time, she had advised him not to take the bribe. 

    Heeraben Modi with her son Narendra Modi

    Heeraben Modi with her son Narendra Modi

  • In an Interview, Narendra Modi stated that she was the pillar of her life and had played a crucial role in his success.
  • Before the results of the 2014 General Elections, Modi visited Heeraben for her blessings.

    Narendra Modi With His Mother

    Narendra Modi With His Mother

Facts
  • She got married to Damodardas Mulchand Modi at a very young age.
  • Heeraben is the mother of one of the world’s most powerful leaders, Narendra Modi.
  • Her third eldest son, Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. Before that, he had served as the chief minister of Gujarat for four consecutive terms. When Narendra became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the first time, she advised him not to take bribes, she told him,

    Beta, kadi lanch na leis.”

  • In an interview, Narendra Modi said that her mother was the pillar of his life and has played a crucial role in his success.
  • Before the results of 2014, Narendra Modi visited her mother to take her blessings.
  • She used to live in the family’s ancestral home in Vadnagar prior to her husband’s death. After her husband’s demise, she shifted to her youngest son, Pankaj’s home.
  • During Narendra Modi’s US visit in 2015, he got emotional while talking about his mother in a sit-down with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg at a town hall session.
  • In May 2016, she visited her son, Narendra Modi’s official residence at Race Course Road for the first time. Narendra shared the picture of him showing his official residence to his mother, Heeraben.

    Narendra Modi, Giving Heeraben Modi A Tour Of His Home

    Narendra Modi, Giving Heeraben Modi a Tour of His Home

  • In November 2016, she was seen standing in the ATM queue, supporting her son’s decision on banning old currency notes.

    Heeraben Modi Showing Her Support For DemonetisationHeeraben Modi Showing Her Support For Demonetisation

    Heeraben Modi Showing Her Support for Demonetisation

  • Narendra Modi paid a visit to her mother again before casting his vote during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to seek her blessings.
  • She cast her vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, even at the fragile age of 99.

    Heeraben Modi after Casting Her Vote In 2019 Elections

    Heeraben Modi after Casting Her Vote in The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

  • After the Narendra Modi-led BJP’s massive win in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Heeraben greeted media outside her home.
  • In 2014, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, sent Heeraben a ‘saree’ as a gift. The saree was a return gift for the ‘shawl’ that Narendra Modi had given to Nawaz Sharif’s mother.

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