April 10, 2014

Why Did Modi Keep His Wife Secret for 50 Years?

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Narendra Modi, currently the favorite to be India's next prime minister, had to make an unusual admission on Thursday. The 63-year-old Modi, long famous for being a bachelor without any family, was in fact married. In fact, he was forced to acknowledge, he gave his vows almost 50 years ago.

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TAGGED: India, Hinduism, Narendra Modi


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