Happy Birthday Modi: 10 Lesser Known Facts About the Indian PM

Published: 17th September 2015 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2015 03:06 PM   |  A+A-


Here are some interesting facts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

  1. During Modi’s childhood, he served the Indian army as a volunteer during 1965 Indo-Pak war at the railway stations and also helped flood victims in Gujarat in 1967.
  2. He doesn’t smoke, drink nor eat non-vegetarian food, he was and still is a teetotaler.
  3. We know that Modi is a fashion icon to many, however, what many don’t know is that he’s a one brand man and buys from Jade Blue, a Ahmedabad-based textile company.
  4. Everyone knows that Modi is fond of Hinduism and Buddhism. The reason behind his fondness for both lies in his birthplace Vadnagar, where both the religions flourished since centuries.
  5. Modi makes it a point to get blessings from his mother Heeraben on his birthday. He has four brothers and a sister and, has an estranged wife too.
  6. Apart from Politics, Modi’s hobbies include poetry, photography and not to mention, chilling out in the social media.
  7. Initially, he didn't want enter politics, and wanted to settle down as a monk in Ramakrishna Mission. It was Swami Atmasthananda who advised against it and got rejected thrice.
  8. In many interviews, Modi claims that he sleeps for less than “5 hours maximum.”
  9. For the first time, when he became Gujarat Chief Minister, his mother said "Beta, kadi lanch na leis." (Son, never take bribe.)
  10. Modi came from a poor background, where his mother used to work at houses cleaning utensils for extra money. They couldn't even arrange a photographer for any of their weddings.


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