Narendra Modi never 'dared to dream about becoming the Prime Minister of India
Humans of Bombay are known for portraying real-life stories that are often emotional and inspiring. An now, taking the mantle of politics away from Narendra Modi, Humans of Bombay today took to their Instagram account to post a smiling picture of the Indian PM.
The image was posted alongside a caption where PM Modi spoke about his humble beginnings, early life, his mother and how he never even 'dared to dream about becoming the Prime Minister of India.'
Hashtagged #TheModiStory, the image forms a five-part series on the leader.
In the caption, PM said that his family of 8 lived in a 40x12 feet house, which was small, "but enough for us."
Speaking about his mother he added, "Our days began at 5 AM when my mother would provide traditional forms of curing & healing to newborns & small children. All night, my brother & I would keep the 'chula' going for her to use. She didn't have the fortune of getting an education, but God was kind & she had a special way of curing ailments. Mothers would line up outside our home because she was known for her healing touch."
Modi's account goes on to add how he would open his father's tea stall at the railway station, clean it up and then go to school.
The quote alongside the image also revealed how Modi was a curious child who would go to the library and read everything that he could get his hands on as well as giving an insight as to when Modi first got intoduced to the RSS.
"I was 8 when I attended my first RSS meeting & 9 when I was a part of an effort to better the lives of others-I set up a food stall with my friends to help the victims of floods in parts of Gujarat. I wanted to do more, but knew we had little means."
The post, which has been liked over 12,227 times since being posted, sees users saying "how amazing" the whole account is.
Another user posted, "This is the most inspired story and we cannot miss this one...Modi Sir..A true Inspirational Prime Minister Of India..."
Instagram user seemiseemi wrote, "How inspiring. You can come from nothing and become the leader of a huge nation whilst facilitating pogroms, increasing repression, appointing men who say it's ok to rape Muslim women, cosy up to other fascists and in general be a vile man."
The Humans of Bombay post on Modi concludes with his quote and shocking revelation, "This was the beginning of everything that I am today & I didn't even know it at the time. So if you ask the 8 year old Narendra Modi, running around serving chai & cleaning his father's tea stall, whether he even dared to dream about becoming the Prime Minister of India, his answer would be no. Never. It was too far to even think about."