There is no doubt that he is very comfort-oriented in the matter
of designing his home and personal desk.
He loves his
chartered flights, too - one of the privileges of being a chief
• He can be dubbed one of the best copywriters in
contemporary India. No Indian advertising agency is likely to
match his ability to paraphrase ideas, launch new brands,
re-launch people and events, write-rewrite copies to sell ideas
or products as he does.
He truly is a great innovator.
• In closed-door meetings, he likes multi-media
He has a flair for technology, and has a child-like
enthusiasm for it. In meetings, he has displayed that he has a
fine sense of humour - though it can sometimes be unwittingly
• He is extremely prudent in money matters, and would like to
pay the least and get the most while finalizing contracts of
He can be called economical if not a miser.
Yes, he is very economical with his own money as well.
• These days, his weight veers around 84 kgs. He gets
back-pain at times, with the upper part of the spinal region
being the problem area. When he stands for a long time, his feet
But, no, he doesn’t have any serious health problems.
• He has spent enough time in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh. So his language, nuances of behaviour and expressions can
never be 'westernised'.
He definitely likes western watches, accessories and homely
comforts, but that’s all.
He is quite conservative, even old-fashioned, on issues
relating to women and family, though he will never say so in
His knowledge of English is reasonably 'okay', but he is not
comfortable speaking it.
He has done his Masters in Political Science, but as an RSS
pracharak, he learnt all about India, Hinduism and family life
when he was staying with RSS followers’ families.
• Those who believe in astrology may like to know that Modi’s
moon sign is Scorpio, and sun sign is Virgo.
His star constellation is Anuradha. He was born at 11 am on
September 17, 1950.
An astrologer who saw his kundli says his rahu
antardasha, considered good for those in politics, "is on
till September 2014".
Ahmedabad’s best astrologer claims, "Modi’s planetary
strength lies in Tula, no mangal in chalit,
and Rahu in sixth house.
Those in the know say that Lokmanya Tilak and Otto von
Bismark had similar kundlis.
According to current astrological transit, Saturn and Rahu in
Tula and Jupiter’s position in his kundli, are helping
One perforce thinks of destiny and X factor while talking
about Modi because even as his government is facing serious
allegations of fake encounters, his star is on the ascendence.
The mans’ rise is impressive when one considers that for
almost three decades he lived with little money.
When in his 20s, he arranged and acted in a play in Vadnagar
to collect funds to build his school’s boundary wall.
He has even served tea in his maternal uncle’s canteen at the
bus stand in Ahmedabad while studying in college.
• He fasts all nine days during Navratra every year –
eating only one fruit a day during this time.
He eschews the Navratra-special thali-meal,
which is traditionally allowed once a day.
He fasts out of devotion for Goddess Ambaji, and has changed
the landscape of her shrine on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.
Out of reverence to Ma Amba, he has built a Rs 70 crore-plus
Shaktipeeth parikrama on the Gabbar hillock, considered
highly sacred by devotees.
This will be inaugurated soon.
• He logs on to the internet every morning without fail and
checks all that is written about him.
Even if he is travelling, he gets newspapers and cuttings of
what his critics are saying about him.
• He is a decision-maker. He will not send any decision to a
Group of Ministers.
• Modi has no ‘best friend.’ He is a loner.
• Modi is married, but never lived with his wife.
Since long, he has been trusting Anandiben Patel, a minister
and among his likely successors if he shifts to Delhi.
However, he guards his privacy zealously.
• Modi is a workaholic. After going online at 07.00 a.m. or
even earlier, he would call his party men all over Gujarat; now,
he calls people from all over India.
He attends office early in the morning, and works till 10.00
p.m. if need be.
He is a leader who is not going to ease his grip on party
politics even if he were to head a ministry or be ensconced in
the PMO if a National Democratic Alliance government comes to
• Oh, yes, he is in love with the mirror. He poses like a
He is very conscious of pictures that are sent out from his
A few years back he used to like dark colours, but now he
He keeps a comb handy in his pocket all the time.
He keeps half a dozen colourful ‘khes’ angvastras
ready in the back seat of his car, and chooses one according to
the crowd he is addressing.
• He sleeps for only five hours - sometimes even less.
Whatever time he hits the bed, he gets up at 05.00 or 05.30 a.m.
• He has written poems of low literary value.
• His icon is Swami Vivekanand. He admires Indira Gandhi.
• Modi was incommunicado when he was 17 and 18. He left his
family and went to Rajkot’s Ramakrishna mission and to the Belur
Mutt in Karnataka and then to the Himalayas.
He wanted to do something but did not know what: So he
travelled and wandered around India.
• His favourite food is bhakhri (crispy rotis) and
khichdi made in Gujarati style.
Modi also knows how to cook, too.
• He has met innumerable 'sadhus'. He taught Gujarati to
Sadhvi Ritambhara when he was a full-time worker in the Vishwa
Hindu Parishad. The sadhvi’s guru Swami Parmanand was fond of
Modi’s ‘spiritual quest.’
• Unlike his image, Modi meets local Gujarati Muslims
frequently. But, the easy access given to them is among
Gandhinagars’ well-kept secret.
• He is a hard task-master and treats government officers as
tools to achieve his political goals.
• He has an excellent memory. Is very intelligent. A very
good swimmer. Vegetarian. Possibly first ever vegetarian PM.
Practices yoga and meditation. Keeps his vocal chords in tune
with pranayama. He has a good voice. Women love his voice which
has a resonance.