Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted his tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. He stated ” I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warmth and kindness.”
He stated that during one of the meetings, the Queen showed him the handkerchief that Mahatma Gandhi had gifted her for her wedding. with Prince Philip in November 1947. It is said that Gandhi himself spun the yarn and it was Lord Mountbatten, who was the Governor General at that time, who carried the handkerchief with him to England to hand it to the Queen. The handkerchief was a handwoven cotton lace which had the motif ”Jai Hind” woven on it. PM Modi was invited for an audience with the Queen during his visit in 2018.
Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years and has become the longest serving British monarch, surpassing her great-grandmother Queen Victoria.