On his birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee.
Modi, who turned 64, went to Gandhinagar, 23 km from Ahmedabad, alone in a normal vehicle without any security to meet his mother Heeraben on his first birthday as Prime Minister, sources said.
On the occasion, she donated Rs 5,000 for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Jammu and Kashmir, they said.
Modi also received a call from Abe who wished him on his birthday, in a reflection of the special bond the two Prime Ministers enjoy. Modi had visited Japan only a fortnight back.
President Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari also called up Modi to wish him.