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.
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