When knowledge, hard work and perseverance come together, a man like Narendra Modi transpires.
Narendra Damodar Modi, the man leading 1.2 billion people is the 14th Prime Minister of India.
Modi is considered to be one of the most successful self-made leaders in the world as he belonged to a community that was considered as the Other Backward Community in India with no political background whatsoever in his family.
Modi also accounts to be the first PM to be born in an independent India.
Mr. Modi is someone with a lot of layers in his trajectory so, read on to know more about the rags-to-riches story of this dynamic leader.
Here is the list of 10 unknown facts about Mr. Narendra Modi.
1 Believer of leading an ascetic life
Narendra Modi, being the spiritual leader that he is, was deeply influenced by the Gypsy lifestyle.
His motto in life has always been about leading an ascetic and a minimalistic life.
He aspired to become a sanyasi as a child and in his late teenage years, he ventured on the path of travelling and indulged in taking an unknown journey.
His sojourn included Ramakrishna Mission of Rajkot, Belur Math and finally the Himalayan ranges.
There he lived couple of years with the sadhus and lived a life of a gypsy.
2 The Japanese Prime Minister’s Tweet
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, is known to tweet always in Japanese as he is quite a nationalist.
However, on May 20th, 2014, he tweeted in English for the very first time that too addressed to Mr. Narendra Modi.
His tweet was about congratulating and welcoming Modi in Japan and deepening their friendly ties.
3 3 months course in the United States
Mr. Narendra Modi undertook a three month course in the United States.
His lessons were specifically on Image Management and Public Relations.
4 Interests in Poetry and Photography
Mr. Modi is quite fond of writing poems and photography.
He writes in Gujarati and as a matter of fact has even written some books.
His photography skills have also been applauded as his photographs have also earned an exhibition showing his amazing collections.
5 Performed in Plays and Dramas
In his school days, Mr. Modi had quite an interest in plays and dramas. As a teenager he had even performed in a fundraising drama.