Narendra Modi Height Weight Age Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage, Wife, Children, Family Biography & much more. Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: (About this soundlisten); born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014. Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He is also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu nationalist paramilitary volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister to have been born after India’s independence in 1947 and the second prime minister not belonging to the Indian National Congress to have won two consecutive elections, as well as a majority in both terms in the Indian lower house of parliament, with his party being in majority position in upper house as well.
Born and raised in Vadnagar, a small town in northeastern Gujarat, Modi completed his secondary education there, and is said to have helped his father sell tea at the local railway station. He was introduced to the RSS at age eight. Modi left home at age 18 soon after his marriage to Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, whom he abandoned and publicly acknowledged as his wife many decades later. Modi has asserted that he travelled around India for two years, visiting a number of religious centres. Upon his return to Gujarat in 1971, he became a full-time worker for the RSS. After the state of emergency declared by Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi country in 1975, Modi went into hiding. The RSS assigned him to the BJP in 1985 and he held several positions within the party hierarchy until 2001, rising to the rank of general secretary.
Modi was appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 due to Keshubhai Patel’s failing health and poor public image following the earthquake in Bhuj. Modi was elected to the legislative assembly soon after. His administration has been considered complicit in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which 1044 people were killed, three-quarters of whom were Muslim, or otherwise criticised for its management of the crisis. The Supreme Court remarked that Narendra Modi was like a Modern-day Nero, looking the other way as innocent women and children were burning. Senior police officer Sanjiv Bhatt and Shubhranshu Chaudhary, a BBC correspondent claimed to have attended a meeting at Narendra Modi’s residence where the Gujarat Chief Minister said Hindus should be allowed to vent their anger against Muslims. However a Special Investigation Team, appointed by the Supreme Court, cleared Modi of any charges. His policies as chief minister, credited with encouraging economic growth, have received praise. His administration has been criticised for failing to significantly improve health, poverty and education indices in the state.
Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election which gave the party a majority in the Indian lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, the first time for any single party since 1984. Modi’s administration has tried to raise foreign direct investment in the Indian economy and reduced spending on healthcare and social welfare programmes. Modi has attempted to improve efficiency in the bureaucracy; he has centralised power by abolishing the Planning Commission. He began a high-profile sanitation campaign, initiated a controversial demonetisation of high-denomination banknotes and weakened or abolished environmental and labour laws.
Under Modi’s tenure, India has experienced democratic backsliding. Following his party’s victory in the 2019 general election, his administration revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. His administration also introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act, which resulted in widespread protests across the country. Described as engineering a political realignment towards right-wing politics, Modi remains a figure of controversy domestically and internationally over his Hindu nationalist beliefs with his alleged role during the 2002 Gujarat riots, cited as evidence of an exclusionary social agenda.
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a Gujarati Hindu family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State (present-day Gujarat). He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi (c. 1915–1989) and Hiraben Modi (born c. 1920). Modi’s family belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-presser) community, which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government. He was falsely accused by Mayawati that he added his caste to the Other Backward Class (OBC) list as a political tool.
As a child, Modi is said to have helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and said that he later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus. Modi completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967, where a teacher described him as an average student and a keen debater, with interest in theatre. Modi had an early gift for rhetoric in debates, and his teachers and students noted this. Modi preferred playing larger-than-life characters in theatrical productions, which has influenced his political image.
When eight years old, Modi was introduced to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and began attending its local shakhas (training sessions). There, Modi met Lakshmanrao Inamdar, popularly known as Vakil Saheb, who inducted him as a balswayamsevak (junior cadet) in the RSS and became his political mentor. While Modi was training with the RSS, he also met Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathalal Jaghda, Bharatiya Jana Sangh leaders who were founding members of the BJP’s Gujarat unit in 1980.
In a custom traditional to Narendra Modi’s caste, his family arranged a betrothal to a girl, Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, leading to their marriage when she was 17 and he was 18. Soon afterwards, he abandoned his bride, and left home, the couple going on to lead separate lives, neither marrying again, and the marriage itself remaining unmentioned in Modi’s public pronouncements for many decades. In April 2014, shortly before the national elections that swept him to power, Modi publicly affirmed that he was married and his spouse was Jashodaben; the couple has remained married, but estranged.
Modi spent the ensuing two years travelling across Northern and North-eastern India, though few details of where he went have emerged. In interviews, Modi has described visiting Hindu ashrams founded by Swami Vivekananda: the Belur Math near Kolkata, followed by the Advaita Ashrama in Almora and the Ramakrishna Mission in Rajkot. Modi remained only a short time at each, since he lacked the required college education. Vivekananda has been described as a large influence in Modi’s life.
Narendra Modi Height Weight Age Wife Children Family Biography
Narendra Damodardas Modi
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters– 170 cm in meters– 1.70 m in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
• In 1985, he joined BJP. • In 1988, BJP elected him Organizing Secretary of Party’s Gujarat Unit. • In November 1995, he was elected National Secretary of BJP. • In May 1998, he became the General Secretary of BJP. • On 3 October 2001, he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the 1st time and retained the post till 2014. • He was appointed to BJP Parliamentary Board on 31 March 2013. • He won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Varanasi Constituency by a massive margin of 3,71,784 votes. • On 26 May 2014, he was appointed the 14th Prime Minister of India. • He won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Varanasi Constituency by a margin of 4,79,505 votes; larger than the previous margin in the 2014 General Elections. • On 30 May 2019, he took the oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India.
2007: Named the Best Chief Minister in a nationwide survey by India Today 2012: Appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time Magazine 2014: Awarded Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN news network; also, Forbes Magazine ranked him the 15th-Most-Powerful Person in the World 2015: Bloomberg Markets Magazine ranked him the 13th-Most-Influential Person in the World; also, named one of Time’s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” as the second-most-followed politician on Twitter and Facebook 2014 & 2016: Declared winner of the Time magazine reader’s poll for Person of the Year 2016: On 3rd April, honoured with Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud; the highest civilian honour of Saudi Arabia 2016: On 4th June, honoured with State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan; the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan 2014, 2015, and 2017: Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2015, 2016, and 2018: Forbes Magazine ranked him the 9th-Most-Powerful Person in the World
2018 • On 10th February, honoured with Grand Collar of the State of Palestine; the highest civilian honour of Palestine for foreign dignitaries • On 27th September, awarded the Champions of the Earth Award; the UN’s highest environmental honour, also given to five other individuals and organisations, for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022 • On 24 October, conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.
2019 • On 22 February, he received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for 2018. • On 4 April, he was conferred with Zayed Medal, UAE’s highest civilian award, for giving “a big boost” to the bilateral relations between both the countries • On 25 September, conferred the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by his government.
2020 • On 21 December, he awarded the ‘Legion of Merit’ by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for his role in advancing the India-U.S. relationship.
2021 • On 24 February, the world’s largest cricket stadium, at Motera in Ahmedabad, was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium; hours before the start of the day-night third Test between India and England. It was also the first international match at the new venue. The stadium was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Date of Birth
17 September 1950 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021)
Vadnagar, Bombay State (Now, Gujarat), India
Vadnagar, Gujarat, India
Higher Secondary School, Vadnagar, Gujarat
• Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India • University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
• SSC exam from Gujarat Board in 1967 • BA in Political Science (a distance-education course from Delhi University) • MA in Political Science from Gujarat University in 1983
OBC (Modh Ghanchi), for more information about his caste, Click Here
7, Lok Kalyan Marg (earlier called 7 Race Course Road), New Delhi
Doing Yoga, Reading
• The biggest controversy in his career is the 2002 Gujarat Riots in which he has been criticized to mastermind it. However, on 11 December 2019, Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission gave clean chit to him in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The Gujarat Government tabled the final part of the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission report on the 2002 riots, in the Assembly on 11 December 2019. The report deals with post-Godhra violence in which more than 1,000 people were killed in the widespread communal riots across the State. The Commission has given clean chit to the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in post-Godhara riots. The Commission held that the riots were not organised and the State administration had taken all necessary measures to control the situation. • Teesta Setalvad held him responsible for the murder of her husband in the Gulbarg Society in 2002. • He was also held responsible for the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan. • He has also been criticized regarding his marital status. • The United States denied visa for his role in the Gujarat Riots. • He was criticized for tapping the phone-calls of a girl (a student of architecture) in the Snoopgate scandal. • In 2015, he was criticized for wearing a suit worth ₹10 Lakh with a monogram of his name- Narendra Modi. • On 10 August 2018, the first time in the history of Indian Parliament, a portion of Prime Minister’s comment was deleted from the records of the Rajya Sabha. After the election of Harivansh Narayan Singh as the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, in his speech congratulating Harivansh, PM Modi said the election was between “two Haris.” He went on to take a swipe at Mr. Hariprasad (opposition’s candidate), playing with his initials.
Relationships & More
Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi
Father– Late Damodardas Mulchand Modi (died of Bone Cancer in 1989) Mother– Heeraben
Brothers– Soma (75 Years)- Retired Officer of Health Department, Amrut Modi (72)- A Lathe Machine Operator, Prahlad (62)- Runs a Shop in Ahmedabad, Pankaj (57)- Clerk in the Information Department in Gandhinagar Sister– Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi
Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda
• “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke” from the film Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan (1961) • “O Pawan Veg Se Udne Wale Ghode” from the film Jai Chitod (1961)
He doesn’t have any car registered to his name.
Salary (as the Prime Minister of India)
₹160,000/ Month + Other Allowances
Moveable (worth Rs 1.41 crore)
Bank Balance– Rs 4,143 in SBI’s Gandhinagar NSCH Branch Fixed Deposits and MOD (Multi Option Deposit Scheme)– worth ₹1,07,96,288 at the same branch Infrastructure Bond Deposits (tax saving)– worth ₹20,000; dated 25 January 2012 National Saving Certificate (Post)– Rs 7.61 lakh Life Insurance (LIC) Policy– Rs 1.9 lakh Jewellery– four pieces of gold rings, weighing approximately 45 grams worth Rs 1.13 lakh; as in March 2019
Immovable (worth Rs 1.1 crore)
A 3,531 sq ft plot in Sector-1, Gandhinagar worth Rs 1.1 crore (as in April 2019)