Became the 15th Prime Minister of India in May 2014 as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He previously served as Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, becoming the longest-serving Chief Minister in Gujarat history.
He ran a tea stall with his brother as a teenager.
His administration faced heavy criticism in 2002 for not adequately protecting Muslims from being massacred by Hindus in Gujarat.
He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi. He married Jashodaben Modi in 1968.
He was urged to resign after the 2002 Gujarat violence by then-Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.