Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s names are spelt differently in the marksheets accompanying his B.A. and M.A. degrees, with no one seemingly knowing why.
The Statement of Marks issues by the School of Correspondence Courses of Delhi University to Modi on July 17, 1975 for his B.A. (Pass) Part I give his name as “Narendra Kumar Damoderdas Modi”.
Modi scored a total of 165 out of 400 marks and passed.
The second year marksheet, issued on July 20, 1976, has his name spelt as “Narendra Damoderdas Mody”. He scored 121 out of 400 marks and was declared failed.
In 1977, according to the marksheet issued on July 26, 1977, “Narendra Kumar Damodardas Modi” apparently took both the second and third year’s exams. The marksheet shows him “A” (absent) in three of the papers in second year, and overall he is shown to have got 367 out of 1,200 marks and declared failed.
He is named “Narendra Kumar Damodar Das Mody” in the marksheet for the supplementary exam he took the same year. Issued on January 12, 1978, he is shown to have 473 out of the 1,200 marks and again declared failed.
The marksheet issued on February 17, 1979, names him “Narendra Damoderdas Modi” and gives him an overall 489 out of 1,200 marks. He is declared passed with Third Division.
Similarly, the first year M.A. marksheet from Gujarat University has the prime minister’s name as “Modi NarendraKumar Damoderdas” while the second year marksheet has his name as “Modi Narendra Damoderdas”.
However, the degrees provided by both Delhi University (1979) and Gujarat University (1983) bear the name “Narendra Damoderdas Modi”.