Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aunt Narmadaben Modi who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a civil hospital in Ahmedabad, died due to the virus on Tuesday. She was 80.
“Our aunt Narmadaben was admitted to the civil hospital some ten days ago after her condition deteriorated following coronavirus infection. She breathed her last at the hospital today,” said Prahlad Modi, PM Modi’s younger brother. “She breathed her last at the hospital today,” he told PTI.
Her husband Jagjivandas, brother of the prime minister’s father Damodardas, had died many years ago, added.
BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, paying his tributes, said, “My deepest condolences on the sad demise of Mrs. Narmadaben Modi, aunt of Shri Narendra Modi ji. May God grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this trauma.”
Narmadaben (80) lived with her children in the New Ranip area.