New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Senior BJP leader Chandrakanta Goyal, mother of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, died at her residence here due to old age. She died late on Friday night. Piyush Goyal shared the news of her death on Twitter.

In a tweet, he said his mother dedicated her entire life towards the service of people and inspired others to do the same.

"My revered mother, who always guided me with her love and affection, has passed away this morning. She spent her entire life serving and also inspired us to spend our lives to serve. May God grant her place at his feet. Om Shanti," Goyal said in the tweet.

BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde said that she was cremated on Saturday morning.

Several political leaders expressed grief over the veteran BJP leader's demise. Union Minister Smriti Irani paid condolence to her and said, "Condolences @PiyushGoyal bhai.. had the good fortune of working with her in Mumbai. Forever at the forefront of helping the destitute. May her soul rest in peace".

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, "I am extremely saddened to hear about the death of my close friend Piyush Goyal's mother".

"Saddened to know about demise of Chandrakanta Ji, dedicated socio-politico leader, EX MLA, wife of late Ved Prakashji, doyen of Jan Sangh and @BJP4India, mother of Pradeep, Ms Nohoria & @PiyushGoyal She lived principled, devoted life till end. Condolence. We will remember her always Om Shanti," tweeted former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed and said, "Dear Piyush Goyal ji, mother-son relationship is the most unique relationship in this world. There is no greater grief than the passing away of one’s parents. Praying to Lord Shree Rama to give peace to the soul of your revered mother. My condolences are with you in this hour of grief. Om shanti".

Chandrakanta Goyal was a corporator in Mumbai for one term after the Emergency. Later, she represented the BJP from the Matunga Assembly constituency in Mumbai for three terms.

Her husband, late Ved Prakash Goyal, was a BJP national treasurer for a long time. He was Shipping Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

(With PTI inputs)

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