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Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sartorial dressing sense is not a secret. So, when he stepped out for the Republic Day celebrations, all eyes were on him or better say his head! In smart cream-coloured kurta, churidar and jacket, PM Modi donned beautiful ‘kesariya safa’ or a saffron Rajasthani turban today. Needless to say, he stole the limelight when he walked on Rajpath after the majestic parade got over. He was seen waving to the crowd amid loud cheers and applause. Bandhani safa or tie and dye style colourful turbans have been hallmarks of his dressing style. Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 January 2019, 02:35:32 PM
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sartorial dressing sense is not a secret. So, when he stepped out for the Republic Day celebrations, all eyes were on him or better say his head! In smart cream-coloured kurta, churidar and jacket, PM Modi donned beautiful ‘kesariya safa’ or a saffron Rajasthani turban today. Needless to say, he stole the limelight when he walked on Rajpath after the majestic parade got over. He was seen waving to the crowd amid loud cheers and applause. Bandhani safa or tie and dye style colourful turbans have been hallmarks of his dressing style. Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath.
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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Wearing his traditional kurta pajama and the trademark Nehru jacket, Modi paid tributes to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti before heading for the Republic Day parade.
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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Turbans have been a highlight of the PM's sartorial choices at Independence Day and Republic Day events.
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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For his maiden Independence Day address as the prime minister in 2014, Modi had opted for a Jodhpuri bandhej turban in bright red colour with green at the tail.
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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A yellow turban covered with criss-crossed lines in different shades of the same colour, along with a few in red and deep green, marked his 2015 look, and he chose a tie and dye turban in hues of pink and yellow for his appearance at the Red Fort in 2016.
Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

Republic Day 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s ‘saffron saafa’ steals limelight at Rajpath

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The prime minister's turban for 2017 was a mix of bright red and yellow with criss-crossed golden lines all over it followed by a saffron turban last year.