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Narendra Modi Birthday special: From tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

From an 8-year-old boy shouting “chai-chai” to roaring Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s journey has been a roller-coaster ride. On the occasion of his 67th birthday, have a look at Modi’s saga.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 September 2017, 10:31:07 AM
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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From an 8-year-old boy shouting “chai-chai” to roaring Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s journey has been a roller-coaster ride. On the occasion of his 67th birthday, have a look at Modi’s saga.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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Born on September 17, 1950, into a low-caste family running a small business, Modi used to help his father at his tea stall.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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Narendra Modi joined right-wing Hindu Nationalist group RSS at the early age of 8. He became the in-charge of ABVP and a “Sangh Pracharak” before joining the BJP in 1985.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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He was very fascinated with Sadhus and ran away from his home after school education. After travelling visiting many places including Ramkrishna Ashram of Belur, he finally reached the Himalayas and stayed with Sadhus for few months.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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After coming back from Himalayas, he joined RSS as its Pracharak. He was included in the BJP national executive in 1991 after aiding vetran leader Murli Manohar Joshi in his “Ekta Yatra”.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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Modi was appointed chief minister of Gujarat, an industrial heartland, in October 2001. But within months, the state was in crisis: more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in a series of anti-Muslim riots.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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Narendra Modi became the longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat on on 18 September 2012 when he completed 4000 days in power.
Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

Birthday special: PM Modi's journey from tea-seller to roaring India Prime Minister

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After a massive victory in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi took oath as 14th Prime Minister of India. He led his party, BJP to get clear majority in the general elections after 30 years.