U.S. President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.
Indian PM Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in New Delhi during the US President's visit to India in January. File Pic
Titled as 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life story 'from a tea-seller to nation's Prime Minister' as it reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise.
Obama has also highlighted Modi's ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India's true economic potential while confronting climate change.
As a personal note, Obama recalled his and Modi’s visit to Washington last year when both the leaders visited the memorial to Dr Martin Luther King Junior.
We reflected on the teachings of King and Gandhi and how the diversity of backgrounds and faiths in our countries is a strength we have to protect. Prime Minister Modi recognises that more than 1 billion Indians living and succeeding together can be an inspiring model for the world, Obama has quoted.
Read the profile here: India’s reformer-in-chief