Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a wonderful white sari as a gift for his mother from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
Modi on Thursday thanked Sharif for the "wonderful" gift and tweeted that he will send the sari to his mother in Gujarat. Modi had gifted Sharif's mother a shawl, when the Pakistani Prime Minister attended Modi's swearing-in ceremony in Delhi on 26 May.
"Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him & will send it to my Mother very soon," he wrote in a post.
Modi and Sharif seem to be on good terms and the Indian PM had tweeted about his personal/informal conversation with his Pakistan counterpart earlier too.
At the time, the two prime ministers had talked about their mothers and Sharif had said that he was touched when he saw the photo of Modi's mother Hiraben feeding him sweets.
"He (Sharif) told me after seeing the visuals, his (Sharif's) mother got very emotional," Modi has tweeted.
According to Modi, Sharif told him that he stays in Islamabad and visits his mother every week. Modi's situation too has now become similar to that of Sharif's as Hiraben lives in Gandhinagar, while Modi is in Delhi.
Even Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has appreciated Modi's gesture and the gift of shawl to her grandmother. "Thank u very much PM Narendra modi for the beautiful shawl for my grandmother. My father personally delivered it to her," she tweeted.
Of late, both the countries have been showing positive signs and are likely to continue peace talks and resolve several outstanding issues.
The world media had focused on the duo, when Modi extended an invitation to Sharif to attend his swearing-in ceremony. Despite some opposition from a few corners of his nation, Sharif attended Modi's anointment at an impressive ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.