His Holiness the Dala lama. Photo: TPI

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Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has written to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, offering his condolences on the demise of his mother at the age of 99 on December 30, 2022.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is currently in Bodhgaya, Bihar, for three days of teachings. After he learnt of the demise of PM Modi's mother, Heeraben Modi, and wrote to PM Modi to express his condolences on December 30, 2022.

“I offer you my condolences, I am currently staying in Bodh Gaya and I will pray for her," His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote in his condolence letter.

“Your mother lived to a good age of 99. She must have been proud to see her son rise to the position of Prime Minister of this great country,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama ended his letter with prayers.

Heeraben Modi, mother of PM Narendra Modi, who was hospitalised on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, after her health deteriorated. She passed away at around 3.30am, on December 30, 2022 at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, India.