Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy celebrating his 67th birthday in Ahmedabad and Indians have all gotten together to make this day special for the PM. Born on September 17, 1950, PM Modi has been serving as the 15th Prime Minister of India since 2014 and his birthday has been a grand celebration all over the country for many years. However, there are several international politicians who share their birth date with the current Indian Prime Minister. From the former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša to Japanese Politician Shin Kanemaru, PM Modi’s birthday coincides with the birth of several key prime ministers all over the world.
PM Modi has been striving relentlessly for the growth of our country and Bharatiya Janata Party declared that the 67th birthday of PM Modi will be observed as ‘Seva Diwas’. PM Modi already visited his mother to seek her birthday and is inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Dam which is being tagged as “Gujarat’s Lifeline.” The Indian PM will also be laying the foundation stone for National Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum later in the day and continues to be a part of important events and functions without taking a break. As we all celebrate PM Modi’s birthday, here are the other former Prime Ministers who were born on September 17.
1. Hesham Qandil – Prime Minister of Egypt
Hesham Qandil is an Egyptian engineer and civil servant who served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from 2012 to 2013. Born on September 17, 1962, Hesham Qandil was Egypt’s youngest prime minister since Gamal Abdel Nasser’s appointment in 1954 and a politically independent senior public servant in the Morsi administration. Qandil resigned as the PM of Egypt in 2013 in protest of the bloodshed when 51 protesters were killed by the military at the Republican Guard headquarters.
2. Janez Jansa – Prime Minister of Slovenia
Janez Jansa served as the Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2004 to 2008 and again from 2012 to 2013. Born on September 17, 1958, Jansa led the Slovenian Democratic Party since 1993 and was the Minister of Defence in Slovenia from 1990 to 1994.
3. Shin Kanemaru – Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
Shin Kanemaru was a Japanese politician who was a pivotal figure in Japan from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. Born on September 17, 1914, Shin Kanemaru served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the country from 1986 to 1987 and was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and member of the faction of Noboru Takeshita.
In addition to these former Prime Ministerial figures, there are several other celebrities and notable Indian politicians who share their birthday with PM Modi. Noted South Indian social activist, and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam, Periyar was also born on September 17, 1879. In addition to this, Indian cricketer R Ashwin, Telly actresses Nia Sharma and Sanaya Irani among others, also share their birthday with the Indian Prime Minister.