Narendra Modi is one of the most influential people in the world today, who has literally taken the Indian political scenario by storm and made the country a world power in the short duration he has served till date as the 16th Prime Minister of India. Modi is respected all over the country and around the world and his charismatic personality, wit and intelligence have made him a revered international figure.
However, there are some interesting and unusual facts that Narendra Modi’s fans would love to know. Here are some of them:
#1. As a young boy, Narendra Modi wanted to become a sadhu and he was fascinated by meditation, for which he spent 2 years in solitude in the Himalayas. Here, he learnt about the Hindutva philosophy from yogi sadhus. He had a humble beginning, selling tea at a tea stall and still continues to be known for his humility and patriotism.
#2. He had a flair for patriotism right from the beginning and took up the volunteer job at the railway station of serving the soldiers of the 1965 Indo Pak war, as they left for the border. He also served the flood affected victims in the Gujarat floods of 1967.
#3. Narendra Modi is a teetotaller as well as a pure vegetarian. He is an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga and fasts for all seven days during the Navratra festival, as custom he did not give up during his US tour after becoming the Prime Minister of India.
#4. He was engaged at the age of 13 years and married when he was 18, but the marriage is never supposed to be consummated and the couple soon parted ways, because Modi wanted to practice celibacy.