PM Modi and Laxman Rao Imandar (Vakeel Saheb)
PM Narendra Modi is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. The party will celebrate this day with Seva Hi Sangathan programs across the country. The special thing is that this program will run from 17th September till the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi i.e. 2nd October. Since taking oath as PM for the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been engaged in serving the country. The special thing is that since becoming PM in 2014 till now, PM Modi has not been on leave for even a single day.
If we look at PM’s biography, PM Modi has been working with the same dedication and hard work since a very young age, be it as a Sangh pracharak, a party worker or as a Pradhan Sevak of the country. . During this long journey, there were many people with whom PM Modi was greatly influenced. Vakil Saheb was also one of them. PM Modi has been mentioning these from time to time. He had also mentioned this lawyer Saheb in the 100th edition of Mann Ki Baat.
Who was the lawyer?
PM Modi had mentioned Laxman Rao Inamdar at the beginning of his address at the 100th edition of Mann Ki Baat in April. PM Modi had called him his guide. This very reward was Vakil Saheb. Inamdar was born in 1917 in Khatav village of Pune. Inamdar completed his law degree from Pune University in 1943 and then joined the RSS.
How did you meet PM Modi?
PM Modi’s first meeting with Vakil Saheb was in 1960, when he was just ten years old. At that time, Inamdar was the provincial campaigner of Rashtriya Swayam Sangh in Gujarat. He used to inspire the youth to join the RSS shakhas. PM Modi heard his speech at one of his meetings in Vadnagar and was very impressed.
when was the second meeting
This story has been mentioned in detail in Kishore Makwana’s book ‘Common Man Narendra Modi’ published in 2014. It is told that after passing high school in 1969, the PM had left Vadnagar at the age of 17. PM Modi is quoted in the book as saying, ‘I wanted to do something, started the journey from Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Rajkot and went to Bellur Math on the banks of Hooghly in Kolkata. After some time here, went to Guwahati. Later, according to the book ‘Spent time in another ashram of Swami Vivekananda in Almora’, PM Modi returned to Vadnagar after two years, but after some time he left for Ahmedabad where he worked at a tea stall. It was here that he came in contact with the lawyer. This was the second meeting of Modi and Vakil Saheb. After this PM Modi joined RSS.
PM Modi was very impressed with Vakil Saheb
In 2008, a book ‘Jyotipunj’ was published, it contained biographies of RSS pracharaks, in which it was written quoting PM Modi that Inamdar ji used to explain to the people using everyday examples. In this book he has told that no person was interested in the job, but Inamdar ji had convinced him to do the job. People who have written a book on the life of PM Modi believe that Inamdar had the biggest influence on his life. Strict discipline, hard work, dedication and grip on issues came from him only. Let us tell you that Inamdar ji died in 1984.
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