Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar on Wednesday and sought her blessings on his 64th birthday. A large number of residents gathered at the house to wish “Happy birthday Narendrabhai”.
Modi, who turned 64 on Wednesday, reached Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
Modi family sources said that early on Wednesday morning, the Prime Minister went to his brother Pankaj’s residence in Sector 22 in Gandhinagar.
When Modi stepped out from his official BMW car, a huge crowd of neighbours cheered Modi, saying: “Happy birthday Narendrabhai.”
Modi’s mother Hiraba, 95, put both her hands on Modi’s head and blessed him when he bowed to touch her feet.
Sources said that Hiraba contributed Rs..5,001 towards Kashmir flood relief and handed over that amount to her son.
The Prime Minister spent about 25 minutes there.
Clad in his iconic half sleeve saffron coloured kurta and a hand-woven scarf, Modi was offered laddoo by his mother.
Modi and his mother spent some time chatting and both were seated on simple plastic garden chairs.
The Prime Minister’s Office too tweeted: “PM Narendra Modi met his mother Hira Ba in Gandhinagar, Gujarat this morning. The Prime Minister sought the blessings of his mother.”
Later on Wednesday, Modi will welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad who is on a three-day sojourn to India.
The Prime Minister also received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.
Mr. Abe's call was a reflection of the special bonding the two Prime Ministers enjoy.
Mr. Modi visited Japan only a fortnight back and the warmth between the two leaders was on display during their meeting.
Vice President Hamid Ansari also wished him.
Extended greetings to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi over the phone on his birthday today and wished for his long and healthy life.— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) >September 17, 2014
Greetings on birth anniversary to PM Shri >@narendramodi - a man with vision & mission of "Samruddh, Swachh, Surakshit & Swabhimani Bharat".— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) >September 17, 2014
Happy Birthday >@narendramodi ji. I'm confident you will scale India to great heights under your dynamic vision and leadership.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) >September 17, 2014