PM Modi pays tributes to ex-Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel

PM Modi pays tributes to ex-Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel, meets his kin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Gujarat chief minister late Keshubhai Patel. Credit: Twitter/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to the late Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel and met his grieving family members.

Patel (92), a BJP stalwart, died on Thursday.

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After his arrival in the morning at the Ahmedabad airport for a two-day Gujarat visit, Modi directly reached Patel's residence in Gandhinagar and offered tributes to the departed soul.

The PM spent some time with Patel's kin and consoled them.

"Modiji recalled his long association with Keshubhai and asked us about his last moments, a family member told reporters after the PM left Patel's residence.

Modi had on Thursday paid rich tributes to Patel, saying he had mentored many BJP workers, including him.