Narendra Modi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Narendra Modi ?

Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India and one of the most notable Indian politicians. His rise from tea vendor to Prime Minister of the world’s greatest democracy has been amazing. Modi’s supporters frequently refer to him as NaMo. He is a self-made leader who comes from a non-political household. Narendra Modi is a great inspiration for all Indians. After clearing the limit set by a poor tea-selling youngster, he became India’s Prime Minister.

He has effortlessly transitioned into a development-oriented leader. On September 17, 1950, Narendra Damodardas Modi was born. He is a well-known individual who has shown that success is not dependent on caste. It makes no difference where a person comes from or what their history is.

Narendra Modi is regarded as a skilled strategist who has become a ray of hope for India’s billions of people. He is one of the leaders who keeps an eye on the future. Late Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Heeraben Damodardas Modi had a magnificent son named Narendra Modi. When their mother was alive, none of the prime ministers had entered office. Mr. Modi is the one who made history.

Personal Life/Early Life

Narendra Damodardas Modi was born in Vadnagar, Bombay State (now Gujarat), India on September 17, 1950 (age 71 as of 2021). Narendra Modi was born in Vadnagar, Bombay State (now Gujarat), India, into a grocer’s family. He is a member of the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-pressing) community, which is classified as OBC. He was born to Late Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Heeraben Modi. He has a strong bond with his mother.

Modi was on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra when his father died of bone cancer in 1989. Narendra Modi has four brothers: Soma Modi (a retired health department officer), Amrut Modi (a lathe machine operator), Prahlad Modi (who owns an Ahmedabad shop), and Pankaj Modi (Clerk in the Information Department in Gandhinagar). Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi is his sister’s name.

He attended Higher Secondary School in Vadnagar, Gujarat. He was an average student who enjoyed debating in school. Modi was greatly interested in entering the Indian Army and also attempted to enrol in a Sainik School. His request, however, could not be granted owing to budgetary restrictions. He used to help his father sell tea at the Vadnagar Railway Station when he was a kid. Later, he and his brother established a tea stand near a bus stop. Modi left his home at the age of 17 and travelled around India.

After two years, he returned home and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Delhi University (Distance Education) and a master’s degree in political science from Gujarat University. He used to serve as a promoter for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh throughout his college days (RSS). Later, while acting as the BJP’s official spokesperson in New Delhi, he attended a three-month course in Image Management and Public Relations in the United States.

 

Relationship Status

Narendra Modi was engaged to Jashodaben when he was quite young and married her when he was 18 years old.

Name Narendra Damodardas Modi
Nick Name Modi, Namo
Birth Date 17 September 1950
Age (As of 2021) 71 years
Birth Place Vadnagar, Bombay State (now Gujarat), India
Gender Male
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Profession Politician
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Hobbies Doing Yoga, Reading
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Famous For The 15th Prime Minister of India.
Net Worth Rs. 2.5 crore

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet & inches: 170 cm

In centimters: 5’7”

Weight(Approx) In kilograms: 78 kg

In pounds: 171 lbs

Hair Color White
Eye Color Black
Food Habits Vegetarian

Family Background, Education

Father Name Late Damodardas Mulchand Modi

Mother Name Heeraben Modi

Siblings Brothers– Soma Modi, Amrut Modi, Prahlad Modi, Pankaj Modi

 

Soma Modi
Amrut Modi
Prahlad Modi
Pankaj Modi

Sister-Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi

Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi

School Sainik School, Higher Secondary School, Vadnagar, Gujarat
College Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Education Qualification SSC exam from Gujarat Board

Political Science from Gujarat University

Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage

Marital Status Married
Girlfriend None
Wife/Spouse Jashodaben

Children None

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Politicians Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Favorite Leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda

 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Swami Vivekananda

Favorite Singer(s) Lata Mangeshkar

Favorite Songs “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke”, “O Pawan Veg Se Udne Wale Ghode”
Car Collection N/A

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Narendra Damodardas Modi
Twitter Narendra Damodardas Modi

Career Highlights

Narendra Modi joined the BJP in 1985 and was chosen as the Party’s Gujarat Unit’s Organizing Secretary in 1988. He later ran in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections and gave the party its first-ever victory. Later, in 1990, he assisted in the execution of L.K. Advani’s Ayodhya Rath Yatra, following which his talents were widely acknowledged inside the party.

Modi was instrumental in increasing the BJP’s presence in Gujarat. Modi was chosen as the BJP’s National Secretary in November 1995, following which he went to Delhi to oversee efforts in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. In May 1998, he was appointed General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a post in which he assisted his party in winning the 1998 Lok Sabha elections.

Later, Modi ran in the Gujarat Assembly Elections for the first time and was elected as Gujarat’s Chief Minister on October 3, 2001. He held the position till 2014. He was then named to the BJP Parliamentary Board in March 2013. Modi was chosen as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, despite opposition from several party officials. However, in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, he won both seats (Varanasi and Vadodara) and became India’s 14th Prime Minister on May 26, 2014.

He trounced his closest competitor, Arvind Kejriwal, from the Varanasi Constituency, by a whopping 3,71,784 votes. The BJP, led by Narendra Modi, won more than 300 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Modi trounced his nearest challenger Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party by a massive 4,79,505 vote margin, which was significantly greater than the previous margin in the 2014 elections. On May 30, 2019, Narendra Modi took the oath of office as India’s 15th Prime Minister at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Controversies

  • Narendra Modi has been accused of being the major organizer of the Gujarat riots in 2002. So far, this has been the most contentious issue in his career. However, on December 11, 2019, the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission cleared him. While clearing him, the Commission said that the riots were not organized and that the State government had taken all necessary efforts to calm the situation.
  • He has been accused of being partially responsible for Ehsan Jafri’s death in the 2002 Gulberg Society Massacre by Jafri’s widow, Teesta Setalvad.

  • Modi has been accused of being responsible for Ishrat Jahan’s phony encounter.
  • Modi was also chastised for concealing his marital status until he filed his bid for a parliamentary seat in the 2014 General Elections.
  • He was refused entry to the United States due to his involvement in the Gujarat riots.
  • He has been heavily chastised in the aftermath of the Snoopgate Scandal for placing a girl’s (architecture student’s) phone under surveillance.
  • In 2015, his Rs. 10 lakh outfit became a source of contention.
  • When Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha in August 2018, PM Modi, while thanking Harivansh, made a jab at Mr. Hariprasad (the opposition’s nominee). He said that the election was between two Haris by playing with Hariprasad’s initials. It was the first time in the history of the Indian Parliament that a piece of the Prime Minister’s address was removed from the Rajya Sabha’s records.

Awards/Achievements

  • Modi was chosen the Best Chief Minister in a countrywide poll conducted by India Today in 2007.
  • In 2002, he was also featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s Asian edition.
  • Modi was named Indian of the Year in 2014 by the CNN-IBN news network. In the same year, he was rated 15th on Forbes Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Powerful People.
  • Bloomberg Markets Magazine listed Modi as the 13th Most Influential Person in the World (2015). He is also the politician with the most followers on Twitter and Facebook.
  • He was also named the winner of the Time magazine reader’s vote for Person of the Year twice, first in 2014 and then again in 2016.
  • Modi has also received the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud (Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor) and the State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (the highest civilian honour of Afganistan).
  • Modi was awarded the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on February 10, 2018. (highest civilian honour of Palestine for foreign dignitaries).
  • On February 22, 2019, he was awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize for his contributions to international collaboration and global economic progress.

  • On September 25, 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded him the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award for his government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
  • The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, bestowed the highest medal, The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 21, 2020.
  • Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in an inauguration ceremony presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind on February 24, 2021, only hours before the commencement of the third Test between India and England. With a seating capacity of 1,10,000 people, the stadium is known as the world’s biggest cricket venue.

  • In December 2021, he became the first foreigner to be awarded Bhutan’s highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo, or the Order of The Druk Gyalpo, by the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Wealth and Net Worth

Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, is paid roughly Rs. 160,000 per month with other allowances, with a net worth of around Rs. 2.5 crore (as of 2019).

Modi has movable assets worth $128,50,498. This includes a bank balance of 11,29,690 in SBI’s Gandhinagar NSCH Branch, a Fixed Deposit and MOD (Multi Option Deposit Scheme) of 1,07,96,288 in the same branch, Infrastructure Bond Deposits (tax saving) worth 20,000 (dated 25 January 2012), National Saving Certificate (Post) worth 5,18,235, a Life Insurance (LIC) Policy of 1,59,281 (as on Modi also has a residential home worth one crore rupees in Gandhinagar.

Physical Appearance

This famous politician, who was born on September 21, 1983, will be 38 years old in 2021. With his height of 170 centimeters and 5’7″ in feet and inches, he seems to be tall enough. With a weight of 78 kilos and 171 pounds, he keeps himself in good shape and health. Furthermore, he is extremely careful of his physique and maintains a regular and balanced diet in order to stay fit as a fiddle with body dimensions of 43 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 15 inches biceps.

 

Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Narendra Modi

  • PM Modi joined the list of international leaders who have wax sculptures at Madame Tussauds in London in 2016.
  • Modi is extremely proud of the Hindi language and always signs in Hindi, whether on a casual event or an important document.
  • Interestingly, PM Modi never fails to make a fashion statement and prefers to wear crease-free clothes.
  • Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, is a close friend of Narendra Modi.

  • Modi admires Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda.
  • His favourite politicians include Syama Prasad Mukherjee and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Narendra Modi is a staunch vegetarian who enjoys basic Gujarati cuisine. Khichdi is his all-time favourite dish.
  • Modi is a huge fitness fanatic, and one of his most significant fitness mantras is yoga.
  • His favourite pastime is reading.
  • Modi has the blood group A (+ve).
  • Surprisingly, Modi did not take a single day off during his 13-year stint as Gujarat’s Chief Minister.
  • Modi’s official house is not shared by any of his family members.
  • During his stint as Gujarat’s chief minister, Gujarat became the world’s second best state in 2010.
  • On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi became India’s first Prime Minister born in independent India.

  • He is the world’s second most followed leader on Twitter, with around 12 million followers (the first being Barack Obama).
  • On September 28, 2014, Modi got a standing-room-only greeting at Madison Square Garden in New York, with over 18,000 Indian Americans screaming his name.
  • PM Modi announced the demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes on November 8, 2016. (the two biggest currencies in India). It was one of the most unexpected movements in Indian administrative history.

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