Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a bilateral meeting with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay ahead of the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit during which the two leaders discussed the entire spectrum of bilateral relations. After the meeting, Tobgay, presented PM Modi a traditional Bhutanese instrument. Tobgay took to Twitter and wrote “With Prime Minister @narendramodi in Goa. H.E. is an Excellent musician.I presented him a traditional Bhutanese instrument. @tsheringtobgay.”
PM Modi seems to have an interest in music. Earlier this year, Modi’s skills as a drummer were on full display in Dar-es-Salaam as he along with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli played the traditional drums for a minute. “New beats to the #IndiaAfrica rhythm! PM @narendramodi and President @MagufuliJP play the drum,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.Both the leaders played the wooden drums after the Prime Minister was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the State House in Dar-es-Salaam. PM Modi’s skills as a drummer was for the first time displayed in Japan in September 2014 when he joined the Japanese percussionists to perform a ‘jugalbandi’ with them.
— PM Bhutan (@PMBhutan) October 16, 2016
He gave tough competition to the professional drummers as he tried his hand on the drum at an event to launch TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy in Tokyo.