Interesting facts about Narendra Modi

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Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current and 14th Prime Minister of India. Here are some interesting facts about India’s most techno-savvy leader.

  • Modi was born on 17 September 1950 (age 67), Vadnagar to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Heeraben Modi. He was the third of six children.
  • Modi served as a volunteer to the India army at the railway stations during the Indo- Pak war of 1965.
  • Modi’s father had a tea-stall at the Vadnagar Railway Station in Gujarat and young Narendra Modi often lent his hands in selling tea at the station.
  • When he was a Class 8 student, Modi was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in a lake, resulting nine stitches on one foot.
  • He left home after graduating from school, partly because of an arranged marriage with Jashodaben Chimanlal which he rejected.
  • When he joined RSS, his first job was to mop the floor at the RSS Headquarters in Ahmedabad.
  • He joined BJP in 1987, that year when BJP won Ahmedabad Municipal Election and from that point forward it never lost the Municipal Election in Ahmedabad.
  • He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.
  • Modi’s clothes are always creaseless. He generally purchases the cloths from ‘Jade Blue’, which is an Ahmedabad based material organization.
  • Modi undertook a three months course in the United States where he was given lessons on image management and public relations.
  • He only sleeps for 5 hours a day. Irrespective of the time when he hits the bed, he is always up by 5:30!
  • He is a great follower of Swami Vivekananda and has read a number of books on Swami Vivekananda page-to-page.
  • Born on 17 September 1950, Narendra Modi is the first ever Prime Minister to be born in the Independent India.