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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) and Vice President Joe Biden look on at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2016. He is the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address the American Congress. Modi met with President Barack Obama on June 7, 2016. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: નરેન્દ્ર દામોદરદાસ મોદી, pronounced ; born 17 September 1950) is the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Born in a middle class family in Vadnagar, a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood, and an active politician since early in life having a masters degree in political science. In 1998, he was chosen by the leader of the BJP, L K Advani to direct the election campaign in Gujarat as well as Himachal Pradesh.

He became Gujarat's Chief Minister in October 2001, promoted to the office at a time when his predecessor Keshubhai Patel had resigned, following the defeat of BJP in the by-elections.

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