Modi was born to a middle-class family in Vadnagar in Mehsana district of what was thenBombay State, India.  Modi is a vegetarian.  During the Indo-Pak war in the mid sixties, even as a young boy, he volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at railway stations. As a young man, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student organisation and was involved in the anti-corruption Nav Nirma? (“Reconstruction”) Movement. After working as a full-time organiser for the organisation, he was later nominated as its representative in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
 As a teenager Modi used to run a tea stall with his brother.  Modi completed his schooling in Vadnagar. He earned a masters degree in political science from Gujarat University.  Narendra Damodardas Modi was born in an other backward class (OBC) middle-class family at Vadnagar, he was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his wife Heeraben.  He has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) since childhood, having an interest in politics since adolescence. He holds a master’s degree in political science. In 1998, he was chosen by L. K.
Advani, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to direct the election campaign in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He became the chief minister of Gujarat 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. His tenure as chief minister began on 7 October 2001.  In July 2007, he became the longest serving Chief Minister in Gujarat’s history when he had been in power for 2063 days continuously.  He was elected again for a third term on 23 December 2007 in the state elections, which he had cast as a “referendum on his rule”