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In pictures: A glimpse through the life of PM Narendra Modi

Updated : 2019-05-26 23:41:56

From a young boy who helped his father to make ends meet by selling tea on a railway platform to the leader of the world’s largest democracy for a second time, Narendra Modi’s life has seen many challenges and transformations. Here is a look at them.

A childhood picture of PM Narendra Modi in his NCC uniform. Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea.
A childhood picture of PM Narendra Modi in his NCC uniform. Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea.
The image shows the Prime minister with his batch mates at school in Vadnagar.
The image shows the Prime minister with his batch mates at school in Vadnagar.
This picture shows Modi as an actor in a drama named Hariyali Kranti as a young man. Modi left home after finishing high-school.
This picture shows Modi as an actor in a drama named Hariyali Kranti as a young man. Modi left home after finishing high-school.
Narendra Modi was forced to go into hiding during the state of emergency imposed across the country in 1975.
Narendra Modi was forced to go into hiding during the state of emergency imposed across the country in 1975.
As a young man,  Modi spent two years travelling across Northern and North-eastern India visiting ashrams founded by Swami Vivekananda.
As a young man,  Modi spent two years travelling across Northern and North-eastern India visiting ashrams founded by Swami Vivekananda.
Modi was the general secretary of the
Modi was the general secretary of the "Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti", an RSS committee coordinating opposition to the Emergency in Gujarat.
Modi became an RSS sambhag pracharak in 1978, overseeing RSS activities in the areas of Surat and Vadodara, and later went to work for the RSS in Delhi.
Modi became an RSS sambhag pracharak in 1978, overseeing RSS activities in the areas of Surat and Vadodara, and later went to work for the RSS in Delhi.
In 1987 Modi was elected organising secretary of the BJP's Gujarat unit and was named a member of the party's National Election Committee in 1990.
In 1987 Modi was elected organising secretary of the BJP's Gujarat unit and was named a member of the party's National Election Committee in 1990.
Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2001 replacing Keshubhai Patel in the wake of latter’s poor health and poor public image following the earthquake in Bhuj.
Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2001 replacing Keshubhai Patel in the wake of latter’s poor health and poor public image following the earthquake in Bhuj.
Despite questions regarding the government’s activities during the Gujarat riots, Modi’s policies as Chief Minister, credited with encouraging economic growth, received praise leading to his eventual rise as the Prime Minister of the nation back in 2014.
Despite questions regarding the government’s activities during the Gujarat riots, Modi’s policies as Chief Minister, credited with encouraging economic growth, received praise leading to his eventual rise as the Prime Minister of the nation back in 2014.
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