Kolkata: Gayatri Devi, mother of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, died at a state-run hospital here on Saturday.

81-year-old Devi died this morning, family sources said. She is survived by three sons and a daughter.

Devi was admitted to the SSKM hospital two weeks ago. She was suffering from old-age related ailments and was on life support system since the past fortnight.

PM condoles death of Mamata Banerjee's mother

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the death of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, saying he was deeply sorry and empathises on her loss.

“I was deeply sorry to hear of the passing away of your mother this (Saturday) morning,” Singh said in a message to Banerjee sent from Moscow where he is on a three-day official visit.

“I know how close she was to you and I can feel your pain and sorrow and sense of loss at this sad happening,” he said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my most sincere condolences,” Manmohan Singh said in his message.

(Agencies)