Narendra Damodardas Modi Short Biography - 410 Words

Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17th September, 1950 in Vadnagar in Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. He is 15th and current Prime Minister of India. Narendra Modi, the leader of BJP, had also served as Chief Minister of Gujarat for 14 long years from 2001-2014.

Childhood
At very early age he started helping his father to sell tea at Vadnagar railway station. And as he grew up, at teenage he with the help of his brother ran tea stall near bus terminal. At the age of 8 years he came in contact with RSS and started attending its local shakhas. During this time Modi was inducted as a ‘balswayamsevak’, a junior cadet in RSS.

Education
Narendra Modi completed his schooling at the right age of 17, and then he is graduated with a BA degree from Delhi University at 28.  He then got his MA degree at 33 from Gujarat University.

Career
While attending RSS local meetings he came in contact with Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathalal Jaghda, leaders of the Jan Sangh who later founded the BJP's Gujarat state unit in 1980. The RSS assigned Narendra Modi to the BJP in 1985.  Modi was elected as organizing secretary of BJP's Gujarat unit in 1988, which is known to be his formal entry into mainstream politics.  As a secretary, his strategy was the main reason behind BJP's victory in the 1995 state elections. Modi was a key strategist for the BJP in the successful 1995 and 1998 Gujarat state election campaigns.  On 7th October 2001, Modi was appointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, with the responsibility of preparing the BJP for elections in December 2002.

At Present
At present Modi is Prime Minister of India. Currently he is also the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi (he left his MP seat from Vadodara). In 2014, he lead the BJP in general elections, and the results were astonishing as it completely outright majority of BJP in Lok Sabha’s election, the last time that any of the parties secured an outright majority in the Lok Sabha was in 1984.

Awards and Honors:
1. He was awarded Gujarat Ratna by Shri Poona Gujarati Bandhu Samaj.
2. He has also received e-Ratna award by the Computer Society of India
3. Narendra Modi was awarded as Best Chief Minister – In a nationwide survey conducted in 2007 by India Today magazine.
4. Modi was featured in Time's 2014 ‘Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world’.


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