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Narendra Modi reunites godson with his real parents

India TV News Desk 03 Aug 2014, 13:36:06 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accompanied by his godson Jeet Bahadur on his Nepal visit. The boy is from Nepal, but his education has been funded by the Prime Minister. He has been studying in India for years now and will be reunited with his family on Sunday.

Bahadur met Modi years ago but he had no knowledge about his parents, family. Modi took care of him and provided him with quality education.

Bahadur said that whatever he is today, it is because of Narendra Modi. Bahadur said, "He (PM) is like bade bhai (elder brother) to me. Whatever I am today is because of my elder brother (Modi).

Bade bhai provided me with quality education and guided me throughout. I wouldn't be where I am without him. I met him (Modi) when I was little.

He took care of me like his own son. I met my family two years back and Modiji helped me lot to manage this meeting. Modiji has messaged me and asked to accompany him to Nepal."

Modi also tweeted reasons behind his Nepal visit being very special. He said, "On a personal note my Nepal visit is very special. Years ago I met a child from Nepal, Jeet Bahadur who did not know where he was headed.

I started showing my concern for Jeet Bahadur. Gradually, he took interest in academics, sports and even learnt Gujarati!"

Bahadur's parents were traced and he will be re-united with his family. "Thankfully, we were able to locate his parents. I am glad that tomorrow the parents would be reunited with their son," Modi added.

Jeet Bahadur had met his parents in 2011. Jeet, 27, had left his home in Nawalparasi district of Nepal along with his elder brother Dasrath in 1998 to earn a living in India.

Dasrath had already been working as a domestic help at a house in Delhi and soon Jeet also started working in another place. But unable to cope with hard work, he fled to Rajasthan. There too he failed to find a 'good home' and left.

With the intention of returning home, he got into a train he hoped will take him to Gorakhpur, the town in Uttar Pradesh on the Indo-Nepal border. But instead, he boarded a wrong train that went to Ahmedabad. It is here that Modi took Jeet under his care.