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Story of Life

Jashodaben Modi (m. 1968) (estranged)

He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi.

Modi’s family belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-presser) communication which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.

As a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus.

Modi completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967, where a teacher described him as an average student and a keen debater, with an interest in theatre.Modi had an early gift for rhetoric in debates, and this was noted by his teachers and students. Modi preferred playing larger-than-life characters in theatrical productions, which has influenced his political image.

Famous for

14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014.

He started Swach Bharat Mission

Achievements

In 2007, a collection of Modi’s poems was published as a book titled Aankh Aa Dhanya Chhe (Our Eyes Are So Blessed) . In 2007, a collection of Modi’s poems was published as a book titled Aankh Aa Dhanya Chhe (Our Eyes Are So Blessed)

His Gujarati book titled Jyotipunj was published in 2008. The book contained biographical profiles of various RSS leaders that had inspired Modi.

The longest profile was of M. S. Golwalkar, under whose leadership the RSS expanded and whom Modi refers to as Pujniya Shri Guruji (“Guru worthy of worship”). According to The Economic Times, his intention was to explain the workings of the RSS to his readers and to reassure RSS members that he remained ideologically sound. Modi has authored eight other books, mostly containing short stories for children.

Awards

Modi was named Best Chief Minister in a 2007 nationwide survey by India Today.[312] In March 2012, he appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time, one of the few Indian politicians to have done so,[313] and made the 2014 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

Forbes Magazine ranked him the 15th-most-powerful person in the world in 2014 and the 9th-most-powerful person in the world in 2015.

In 2015, Modi was one of Time’s “30 most influential people on the Internet” as the second-most-followed politician on Twitter and Facebook. That year, the magazine also ranked him eighth in its Person of the Year list.[318] In the same year he was ranked fifth on Fortune magazine’s second annual list of ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’