Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Heeraben Modi, mother of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a condolence message sent to Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina wrote: "With a heavy heart, I, on behalf of the people of Bangladesh and myself, express my deepest condolences at the sad demise of your beloved mother, Smt. Heeraben Modi".
Mentioning Heeraben as a proud mother, she said, "We have seen her instrumental role in every aspect of your life as a mother, motivator and mentor."
"Your most beloved relations with your mother and profound respect for her are exemplary to all in emulating generation after generation," she said, adding, "It reflects the core family values that our society has been nurturing since time immemorial."
Prime Minister's Assistant Press Secretary ABM Sarwer-E-Alom Sarker told BSS.
Sheikh Hasina said, "With her passing away, we've witnessed the end of a century-long lifetime brimmed with suaveness, purity and values".
She went on: "At this time of bereavement, our thoughts are with you and your family and friends and all those who have been touched by her glorious life and blessings."
The premier prayed for salvation of the departed soul.
Heeraben, mother of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad, India in the early hours of Friday.
She was 99.