Narendra Modi

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Date of Birth September 17, 1950
Place of Birth Vadnagar, India
Age 70 years old
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Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea as a child and has said he later ran his own stall. He was introduced to the RSS at the age of eight, beginning a long association with the organisation. Modi left home after finishing high-school in part due to an arranged marriage to Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, which he abandoned and publicly acknowledged only many decades later.

Born: Narendra Damodardas Modi, September 17, 1950, Vadnagar, Bombay State, India, (present-day Gujarat)
Political party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political affiliations: National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s): Jashodaben Modi (1968, estranged)
Residence: 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Alma mater: University of Delhi (BA), Gujarat University (MA)
President: Ram Nath Kovind, Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by: Manmohan Singh
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About Narendra Modi

Became the 15th Prime Minister of India in May 2014 as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He previously served as Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, becoming the longest-serving Chief Minister in Gujarat history.

Before Fame

He ran a tea stall with his brother as a teenager.

Achievement

His administration faced heavy criticism in 2002 for not adequately protecting Muslims from being massacred by Hindus in Gujarat.

Family Life

He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi. He married Jashodaben Modi in 1968.

Associations

He was urged to resign after the 2002 Gujarat violence by then-Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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