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Narendra Modi

topics Updated: May 24, 2016 16:44 IST

Born on September 17, 1950, Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India who led the BJP to a landslide win in the 2014 general elections on promises of economic growth and corruption-free governance. Known for his oratory, Modi has been ranked the world’s ninth most powerful person in a 2015 Forbes list. A former member of the RSS, he has faced scathing criticism during his stint as the Gujarat chief minister for failing to stop the 2002 riots that killed more than 1000 people, mostly Muslims.