Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current and 14th Prime Minister of India. He is known to be a trendsetter not only in India but throughout the world. This tech-savvy Prime Minister is especially popular with the youth and also possesses the best oration skills in the country.  But there are still few things, you may not know about Narendra Modi.

Narendra Modi

Here we have listed 10 less-known facts about our PM Narendra Modi

1A Born Patriot

As a teenager, Modi provided his services during the 1965 Indo-Pak War. He enthusiastically assisted the soldiers at the railway stations during their journey.

2Aspired to Become an Ascetic

During his late teenage years, he was deeply influenced by the Gypsy lifestyle. He kept travelling alone to unknown places. He even spent time with ‘sadhus’ in the Himalayas.

3Brought home a Baby Crocodile During School Days 

Modi was an extremely brave student in his school days. He had to face many ordeals, but he never gave in. His school teacher, Kanubhai Bhavsar talks about his bravery.

He was brave. We would all swim to the temple in the middle of Sharmistha lake which had 40 crocodiles. Once Narendra brought home a baby crocodile. Even I did. They were like chameleons. We would dig them out and put them in a vessel filled with water at home.

4The Second most followed Leader in the World

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Narendra Modi is among the four people who are followed by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Twitter. He has more than 12-million followers on Twitter. After the current USA President Obama, he is the most followed leader in the world.


5The Japanese Prime Minister Tweeted in English for the first time Only to Congratulate Modi

Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, is a highly nationalistic person. He is known to tweet always in Japanese only. But on May 20th, 2014, he tweeted in English for the very first time just to congratulate Narendra Modi.


6A Poetry and Photography Enthusiast

Narendra Modi possesses a flair for photography and poetry. He writes poetry in his mother tongue, Gujarati. He also got some of his works published in poetry. He also held an exhibition to showcase his photography skills.

7A Leadership Course from the US

Narendra Modi undertook a three months course in the United States. There he studied  image management and public relations. These courses eventually helped him refine his personality and impact as a great leader in India.


8Wears only Creaseless Clothes

Narendra Modi is highly cautious of his dressing style. His clothes are always creaseless. This further enhances his aura and command as a leader of the nation.

9Workaholic to the core

Modi is a staunch advocate of the adage, ‘Work is Worship’. Throughout his service as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he didn’t take any leave. He propagates the similar philosophy to all his subordinates till date.


10Performed in Plays and drama

In his school days, Narendra Modi had a keen desire to participate in plays and dramas. As a teenager, he performed in a fundraising drama.

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