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Sonia Gandhi's mother Paola Maino passes away; PM Modi offers condolences

By Shgun S -- August 31, 2022 8:05 pm -- Updated:August 31, 2022 8:05 pm

New Delhi, August 31: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi's mother Paola Maino passed away at her home in Italy on Saturday, the Congress informed on Wednesday.

Paola Maino was in her 90s and her funeral took place on Sunday

The Congress president had left on August 23 to visit her ailing mother.

"Smt. Sonia Gandhi's mother, Mrs Paola Maino passed away at her home in Italy on Saturday the 27th August 2022. The funeral took place yesterday," AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted.

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Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka are already abroad and visited her hometown.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences to the Congress President.

"Condolences to Sonia Gandhi Ji on the passing away of her mother, Mrs Paola Maino. May her soul rest in peace. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the entire family," he said on Twitter.

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-PTC News

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