Dubai-based Indian names newborn son 'Narendra Modi'

'I am sure people will keep teasing by calling him 'Modi, Modi'. But when he grows up, no one will dare mess with him because he is Narendra Modi,' the dad said.

Published: 27th May 2019 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2019 12:29 PM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes. (File | AP)


DUBAI: A Dubai-based Indian expat has named his newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi, as an honour to the Indian Prime Minister's resounding victory in the recently concluded general elections, the media reported on Monday.

Originally from Uttar Pradesh, Mustaq Ahmed, who works as a maintenance staff in an interior decor company in Hatta, about 130 km from Dubai, decided to name his son after Modi because he was born on May 23, the same day the Prime Minister won the Lok Sabha elections with a thumping majority for a second term.

"I wish (Prime Minister) Modi will come down to our village in Uttar Pradesh to see my little Modi and bless him. It will be a great honour for my son and our family," Ahmed told The Khaleej Times on Sunday.

"When my wife called me with the good news on May 23, I asked her whether Narendra Modi had won the elections. Then I told her 'Desh mein Modi agaya. Hamare ghar main bhi Modi agaya. (Modi has come in the country. And Modi has arrived in our home too).

"We are impressed by what our Prime Minister has done for the country in the last five years. I wish my son will also do good work and earn a solid reputation like our Prime Minister," the 29-year-old expat added.

The baby was born in Ahmed's village in Uttar Pradesh and Ahmed is yet to meet him. He said his newborn was already winning hearts as people in the neighbourhood were all coming to see him.

"I am sure people will keep teasing by calling him 'Modi, Modi'. But when he grows up, no one will dare mess with him because he is Narendra Modi," he added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp