1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Meet Narendera Modi's wife 'Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi'

Meet Narendera Modi's wife 'Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi'

New Delhi: Modi's marital status has always been a matter of immense speculation. However, he has maintained a stony silence on the issue throughout his political career but now he has admitted under oath that

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Updated on: April 11, 2014 6:58 IST

Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi is a retired school teacher who was married to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi when she was 17 and separated after about three years.

She gets a monthly pension of Rs 14,000, lives mostly with a brother and spends much of her time in prayer.

She lost her mother when she was two years old. She was married to Modi in his native village, Vadnagar, in Mehsana district. At the time of her mar­riage, she had studied only up to Class VII..

She quit her studies once she went to his husband's place but later find that his husband wanted her to complete her education.

Latest India News