Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Cong chief Sonia Gandhi’s mother, Paola passes away

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s mother Paola Maino passed away at her home in Italy on Saturday and her funeral took place on Tuesday, the Congress said here. Sonia had left on August 23 to visit her ailing mother, who was in her 90s.
“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 said on Twitter on Wednesday.
Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who are abroad, are said to have attended the funeral.
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of various political parties conveyed their condolences to Sonia Gandhi and her family.
“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,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.