Narendra Modi Biography, wife, career, monthly income

He was born on September 17, 1950, in Vadnagar, India, and is currently the Prime Minister of India. He began his second term as prime minister of India on May 30, 2019, when he took the oath of office. He has also led Gujarat's government for the longest (October 2001 to May 2014). He is a person of motivation who developed from a leader focused on development from a tea-selling youngster living in abject poverty. 

Narendra Modi





73 years old (in 2023)

Date of Birth

17 September 1950

Full Name

Narendra  Damodardas Modi






Vadnagar, Mehsana (Gujarat)

Zodiac Sign


Narendra Modi Personal life

At Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State, on September 17, 1950, Narendra Modi was born into a family of grocery store owners (present Gujarat). He is the third oldest of the couple's six children, whose parents are the late Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi. his siblings are Soma Modi, Amrut Modi, Pankaj Modi, Prahlad Modi, Vasantiben Hasmukhlal Modi.

When he was younger, Modi assisted his father in selling tea at the Vadnagar Train Station. Later, he and his brother opened a tea shop next to a bus stop.

He finished his upper secondary studies at Vadnagar in 1967.  In accordance with Vadnagar caste tradition, Narendra Modi and Jashodaben were betrothed by their families when they were very young. The pair underwent the holy marriage ritual known as vivaaha when Narendra Modi was 18 and Jashodaben was around 17 years old, according to Narendra Modi's brother.

When she was 17 and he was 18, they got married and started their marital life. Soon after the marriage, Modi left Jashodaben. Narendra Modi and his wife don't have any biological children.

Modi managed to finish his studies against all challenges. His tale of hardship began when, as a young man in Ahmedabad, he and his brother operated a tea shop next to a train station. He attended Vadnagar schools and graduated from Gujarat University with a master's in political science. He was an average student but a great debater, according to one of his instructors. He served as a "pracharak" (promoter) for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh throughout his undergraduate years (RSS). At the age of 17, he moved out of his house and spent the following two years traveling the nation.

Later, in the 1990s, when Modi was the BJP's New Delhi spokesperson, he successfully finished a three-month course in public relations and image management in the US.

Somabhai, one of his brothers, is a retired health official who currently oversees an old age residence in Ahmedabad. Prahlad, one of his other brothers, runs a fair-price business in Ahmedabad and is an advocate for fair-price shop owners. Pankaj, his third brother, works for Gandhinagar's Information Department.

Narendra Modi Career

India's state of emergency, which was imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in June 1975, lasted until 1977. Several of her political rivals were imprisoned during this time, which came to be known as "the Emergency," and opposition organizations were outlawed. The Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti, an RSS organization coordinating resistance to the Emergency in Gujarat, chose Modi as general secretary. The RSS was prohibited soon after. In Gujarat, Modi was compelled to live in secret and regularly traveled while wearing a disguise. He became involved in organizing protests and making anti-government posters to deliver to Delhi.

Moreover, Modi worked to establish a network of safe homes for people sought after by the law as well as to raise money for political activists and refugees. Sangharsh Ma Gujarat (In the Struggles of Gujarat), a Gujarati book that Modi authored on the Emergency's events, was published during this time. In this capacity, he came into contact with various prominent national political personalities as well as a trade unionist and socialist campaigner George Fernandes. Modi was frequently compelled to travel undercover during the Emergency; he once pretended to be a Sikh and once to be a monk.

In 1978, Modi was appointed an RSS sambhag pracharak (regional organizer), in charge of managing the organization's operations in the Surat and Vadodara regions. In 1979, Modi relocated to Delhi to work for the RSS, where he was tasked with compiling the organization's history of the Emergency. Shortly after, he went back to Gujarat, where the RSS in 1985 gave him a job in the BJP. Modi's campaign organization in the 1987 Ahmedabad municipal election, which the BJP easily won, has been credited by biographers as the cause for the outcome.

As L. K. Advani's 1990 Ram Rath Yatra and Murli Manohar Joshi's 1991–1992 Ekta Yatra were being organized, Modi progressed through the ranks of the party and was designated a member of the BJP's National Election Committee (Journey for Unity). Nevertheless, he briefly left politics in 1992 and opened a school in Ahmedabad instead; conflict with Shankersinh Vaghela, a Gujarat-based BJP MP at the time, also contributed to this choice.

In part on Advani's insistence, Modi entered electoral politics again in 1994. In his capacity as party secretary, Modi's campaign strategy was credited with helping the BJP win the 1995 state assembly elections. Modi was given the position of BJP national secretary in November of the same year and relocated to New Delhi, where he was in charge of party operations in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. After losing his parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha elections the following year, Shankersinh Vaghela, a well-known BJP politician from Gujarat, switched allegiance to the Indian National Congress (Congress, INC).

To put a stop to the party's factionalism, Modi, who served on the selection committee for the 1998 Gujarat Assembly elections, favored BJP leader Keshubhai Patel's followers over those who supported Vaghela. In the 1998 elections, the BJP won a decisive victory thanks in large part to his campaigning, and in May of that year, Modi was elevated to the position of BJP general secretary (organization).

Keshubhai Patel's health was deteriorating in 2001, and the BJP suffered a couple losses in by-elections for state assembly seats. Patel's reputation had been tarnished by claims of misuse of authority, corruption, and bad management, as well as by the way his administration handled the 2001 Bhuj earthquake.

Modi, who had voiced concerns about Patel's leadership, was selected as the new candidate for the chief ministership when the BJP national leadership was looking for someone. Modi turned down Patel's offer to serve as his deputy chief minister, telling L. K. Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee that he was "going to be entirely accountable for Gujarat or not at all," despite Advani's concerns about Modi's lack of government experience and his desire to avoid alienating Patel.

He succeeded Patel as Gujarat's chief minister on October 3, 2001, and was charged with getting the BJP ready for the elections in December 2002. [99] On 7 October 2001, Modi was sworn in as Gujarat's chief minister[100]. On 24 February 2002, Modi won a by-election to the Rajkot-II constituency by beating Ashwin Mehta of the INC.

Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister on May 26, 2014, following the massive victory of the National Democratic Alliance, which was led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. As India gained independence from the British Empire in 1947, he was elected as the country's first prime minister. When the National Democratic Alliance triumphed in the 2019 Lok Sabha election once more, Modi began his second term. Modi became India's fourth-longest-serving prime minister and the longest-serving non-Congress leader on December 6, 2020.

Narendra Modi Awards and Achievements

Several foreign accolades have been given to India's current prime minister, Narendra Modi, in recognition of his vision and leadership. The international honors he has so far won are listed below.

  • Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan
  • Grand Collar of the State of Palestine
  • Champions of the Earth Award
  • Order of Zayed Award
  • Order of St. Andrew award
  • The highest civilian award in Maldives

Narendra Modi Net worth

3.07 crore Indian rupees is thought to be PM Modi's net worth. 2.85 crore INR was his most recently disclosed net worth.

Narendra Modi Controversies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed through a number of divisive measures after winning sizable majorities in back-to-back general elections in 2014 and 2019.

Farm Reforms

The nation's longest-ever agricultural protests began as a result of Modi's attempt to attract private capital into India's massive agriculture industry through three pieces of legislation passed by parliament late in 2020.

While tens of thousands of demonstrators in tractors, trucks, and SUVs blocked highways leading into New Delhi, many rounds of negotiations between farmers' organizations and the government failed to put a stop to the agitations.

Discriminatory Citizenship Law

The Hindu nationalist administration of Modi received parliamentary approval for a citizenship bill in the latter part of 2019. Critics claim that this law violates India's secular constitution by banning Muslim immigrants from nearby nations.

Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis, and Sikhs who left Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan before to 2015 are granted Indian citizenship under the legislation.

The bill, which sparked a wave of demonstrations across the nation, including sit-ins in New Delhi, was deemed "fundamentally discriminatory in nature" by the UN human rights office.


On the evening of November 8, 2016, Modi shocked the nation of 1.35 billion people by revealing a plan to ban the use of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. He said that the demonetization campaign will reveal hidden riches and fake currency.

The abrupt adoption of the reform caused pandemonium, had people line up outside banks to exchange the now-banned notes and destroyed numerous enterprises that depended on cash. Just as the economy was beginning to recover from the blow, the coronavirus epidemic struck once more.