Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician. He is the current Prime Minister of India serving since 2014. He was the 14th Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat.[1] Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in May 2014.[2] He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevaklemak Sanghi (RSS).

Narendra Damodardas Modi

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14th Prime Minister of India
Assumed office
26 May 2014
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded byManmohan Singh
14th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
7 October 2001 – 22 May 2014
GovernorSunder Singh Bhandari
Kailashpati Mishra
Balram Jakhar
Nawal Kishore Sharma
S. C. Jamir
Kamla Beniwal
Preceded byKeshubhai Patel
Succeeded byAnandiben Patel
Member of Parliament for
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byMurli Manohar Joshi
Personal details
Narendra Damodardas Modi

(1950-09-17) 17 September 1950 (age 69)
Vadnagar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jashodaben Chimanlal (Child
marriage; estranged)
Residence5, Race Course Road, New Delhi
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
Gujarat University
WebsiteOfficial website
Government website

He was born into a Hindu Gujarati family in Vadnagar. As a child, Modi used to help his Father, who ran a tea stall at Vadnagar railway station. Later, he and his brother ran a tea stall of their own at a bus terminus.[3][4]

In 1978 Modi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from School of Open Learning[5] at University of Delhi, graduating with a third class.[6] Five years later, in 1983, he received a Master of Arts degree in political science from Gujarat University,[7][8] as an external distance learning student.[9]


  1. "BJP banking on Modi effect". The Hindu - Blog. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  2. "Modi wins India's election with a landslide, early results show". Reuters. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. "'I have a special association with tea', Modi tells Lankan Tamils". Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. Sinha, N. C. High School Essays. p. 20. ISBN 978-93-5186-604-6.
  5. "Narendra Modi degree row: DU college says it has no data of students passing out in 1978". India Today. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. "Narendra Modi's degree 'authentic': Delhi University Registrar Tarun Das". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. Avasthi, Yogesh (10 May 2016). "Globetrotting PM Modi was weakest in 'International Relations'". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. "Modi proves to be an astute strategist". Hindustan Times. 23 December 2007. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  9. "Degree row- PM Modi MA with first class: Gujarat University". The Indian Express. May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.

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