New Delhi: 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.
The Congress president 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 are already abroad and are said to have attended the funeral.
“Congress family expresses its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Mrs Paola Maino, Congress president Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s mother. We pray for the departed soul and stand in solidarity with the bereaved family,” the Congress said on its official Twitter handle.