Modi was born on September 17, 1950. He makes it a point to take the blessings of his mother Heeraben on his birthday. He bonds reasonably well with his four brothers and sister but doesn’t display it in public. His wife’s name is Jashoda, and the couple separated soon after marriage.
Vadnagar, an ancient town that’s almost 2,500 years old, is Narendra Damordas Mulchand Modi’s birthplace. Indians strongly identify themselves with their janambhoomi, and Modi is no different. He likes the Hatkeswar Mahadeo temple, built in the 15th century, in his home town. His birthplace is unique in that it saw both Hinduism and Buddhism flourish. It is also a highly cultured town that is famous for singer-duo Tana and Riri who stumped none other than the legendary Tansen in the Mughal king Akbar’s durbar.
The most striking personal habit of Modi is to wear well-ironed and wrinkle-free clothes, a habit he retains from his teenage years when he would fill hot water in a brass lota and iron his shirt using the vessel’s heated bottom. He continues to lay stress on dressing well and, judging by his public appearances over the last couple of years he owns hundreds of kurtas, all of them tailored by his favourite darzi in a posh shop on Ahmedabad’s CG Road. Everyone knows that he is crazy about wrist watches and sandals.
Modi is a cleanliness maniac. He keeps his desk, his home and general surroundings spic and span. There is no doubt that he is very comfort-oriented in the matter of designing his home and personal desk. He loves his chartered flights, too — one of the privileges of being a chief minister.
In closed-door meetings he likes multi-media presentations. He has a flair for technology and has a child-like enthusiasm for it. In meetings he has displayed that he has a fine sense of humour — though it can sometimes be hurtful.
Modi has no ‘best friend’. He is a loner.
His favourite food is bhakhri (crispy rotis) and khichdi made in Gujarati style. Modi knows to cook, too.
Narendra Modi sleeps only three hours. He is a workaholic. As CM of Gujarat, he reports to his office around 7 in the morning and works as late as 10 or even late in the night.
Modi began as a Tea-Seller on Ahmedabad Bus Station and by utilizing his affliction to his profits a quality that has turned into a sign of his political profession excessively, accomplished something numerous Indians at his social level could not. While it is guaranteed in the official history that he is lone wolf, a lady called Jashodaben has been alluded to as his wife. For this man from north Gujarat, life started from running a tea container at Ahmadabad’s’ abounding transport end. He entered legislative issues in 1987 by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Inside a year, he was raised to the level of General Secretary of the Gujarat unit of the gathering.
He started working with the RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh (RSS), a socio-cultural organization with stern a focus on social and cultural development of India which imbibed in him the spirit of selflessness, social responsibility, dedication and nationalism.
Shri Narendra Modi in his tenure with the RSS played several important roles on various occasions including the 1974 Navnirman anti-corruption agitation and harrowing19 months(June 1975 to January 1977), a ‘state of emergency’ when the fundamental rights of Indian citizens were strangled. Modi showing the path of the true spirit of democracy kept alive the fundamentals by guiding covert operations for the entire period and fighting a spiritual battle against the fascist ways of the then central government.
In 1987 he joined the BJP and entered mainstream politics.
Within just a year, he was elevated to the rank of General Secretary of the Gujarat unit of BJP. By this time he had already acquired a reputation in the party for being a highly efficient organizer.
Due to his work from 1988 and 1995, Shri Narendra Modi now recognized as a master strategist and had successfully gained the necessary groundwork for making the Gujarat BJP the ruling party of the state.
He was (a rare distinction for a young leader) appointed the National Secretary of the party and given the charge of five major states in India. In 1998, he was promoted as the General Secretary (Organization) of BJP, a post he held until October 2001, when he was chosen to lead the state of Gujarat as Chief Minister of Gujarat which is one of the most prosperous and progressive states of India.
The biggest mystery of Narendra Modi’slife was his relationship status. The world knew him as a ‘bachelor’ till the time he declared himself as married in his election affidavit . A magazine published a story in 2009 that claimed Jashodaben to be Modi’s wife. The fact that Modi never contested the facts of the story gave credence to the content of the article. Modi’s wife is a retired school teacher and lives in Rajosana village of Banaskantha district. She is said to got married with Modi when she was 18. She had studied up to class VIII only and that is supposed to have spoiled their relationship. It is said that Jashodaben does not like to be photographed as she believes she is not good looking. Not only this, she is conscious of Modi’s high position and does not want to create any embarrassment to Modi although she is hopeful that someday Modi will come to her and publicly accept her as his wife. In 2014 elections the media covered when she went out and cast her vote.
According to another popular story about Modi’s marriage, he got married during his childhood. It was a child marriage and Modi never met his wife again as the ‘second marriage (Gauna)’ never happened because Modi got attracted to RSS by that time and decided to remain bachelor for the rest of his life. It is said that his wife also took the vow of remaining single for the rest of her life.
5 Positive Points of Narendra Modi
#1: Excellent Oratorical Skills
#3: Quick Decision Making Ability
#4: Clarity of Vision
#5: Strong Base Support
Some best managment lesson from Shree Narendra Modi.
- First, declare your ambitions and goals clearly
- Second, break the final target into a set of smaller targets and milestones.
- Third, demonstrate strength, then invite stakeholders.
- Fourth, eliminate doubters and bring in team players.
- Fifth, plan meticulously and in detail.
- Sixth, set the agenda and keep control.
- Seventh, attack the enemy where he is weak.
Eighth, never play to your weakness.
Awards and recognitions
- Gujarat Ratna, conferred by Shri Poona Gujarati Bandhu Samaj
- e-Ratna award by the Computer Society of India
- Best Chief Minister, according to a 2006 India Todaysurvey
- Personality of the Year Award (Asia) for 2009 by the fDi magazine
- Featured on the cover of Timemagazine (Asia) in March 2012