Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Chandrakanta Goyal, mother of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, passed away in Mumbai on Saturday morning.

Goyal shared the news of his mother’s demise with a touching social media post.

“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,” Piyush Goyal said in the tweet.

Chandrakanta Goyal, a 3-time MLA from Matunga in Mumbai, was the widow of senior BJP leader, the late Ved Prakash Goyal, who was the shipping minister in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet.

The Goyal family has long been associated with the Jan Sangh and the BJP, and their son Piyush is a Railway Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Following the news, several leaders offered their condolences.

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

Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu also tweeted his condolences.

“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.”

Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted that she “had the good fortune of working with Chandrakanta Goyal”.

“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,” tweeted Irani.

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari also expressed his condolences on Twitter.