(Born September 17, 1950)
Narendra Modi is the 14th Prime Minister of India. Born in a poor family in Mehsana, he sold tea in trains as a boy. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and became a pracharak. He entered the BJP in 1987 and became the national secretary of the party in 1998. He has over the years helped the party strategise election campaigns in several states. In 2001, he was made the chief minister of Gujarat and in 2013, was made the BJP’s PM candidate – a move that initially did not go down well with party veteran L.K. Advani. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi contested from Vadodara and Varanasi and won both the seats.