Once a tea boy, Modi to govern India
Once A Tea Boy, Modi To Govern India. Narendra Damodardas Modi, 63, is now all set to rule India as its 14th prime minister.
New Delhi, May 16: There was a time when he sold tea at a railway station in Gujarat as his family battled poverty. After toying for a while with the life of a renunciate, he finally took to politics. A determined man who had slogged for years amid great odds, Narendra Damodardas Modi, 63, is now all set to rule India as its 14th prime minister.
It is a dream story that may well have been scripted in Bollywood. Today, Modi, who was an administrative novice when he took charge of Gujarat over 13 years ago, towers over men much older to him in politics, the result of a meteoric rise with few parallels.