Damodardas Modi, commonly known as Narendra Modi, is the chief minister
of Gujarat since October 2001. He completed his schooling in Vadnagar
and did his masters degree in Political Science from Gujarat University.
He was interested in social services since childhood. During the
Indo-Pak war in early 60s, he went to help the soldiers in transit in
railway stations. In 1967, he offered voluntary services to the people
affected in Narmada Tapti floods. He continued serving the victims of
major disasters in various parts of the country in his student and adult
He entered politics in 1987 by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Within a year, he was elevated to the level of General Secretary of the
Gujarat unit of the party. In 1995 he was made the National Secretary of
the party in-charge of five major states in India a rare
distinction. He traveled extensively through out the world, which helped
him to develop a global perspective.
After carving a niche for himself in the national politics as a master
strategist, he took over as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001.