STORY OF LIFE
Jashodaben Modi (m. 1968) (estranged) He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi. Modi’s family belonged to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-presser) communication which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government. As a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus. Modi completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967, where a teacher described him as an average student and a keen debater, with an interest in theatre.Modi had an early gift for rhetoric in debates, and this was noted by his teachers and students. Modi preferred playing larger-than-life characters in theatrical productions, which has influenced his political image.