On Friday, the 69-year-old PM showed the world his humorous side with a hilarious response to American billionaire Ray Dalio. Modi, who has been driving the Swacch Bharat Mission, said that the influential global investor can now test the meditation skills 'like a Ninja' after being trolled for praising the Indian PM. He further mentioned that the comments made by Dalio 'make for a healthy discussion, in the spirit of being radically open minded'.
My friend @RayDalio, the trolling after these words of praise would give you the best opportunity to test your medi… https://t.co/d8uMd5zg1T— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1573203557000
In a series of tweets, Dalio had admired PM Modi's leadership skills and his thought process on Thursday. Sharing a video of an interaction with Modi at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh on October 29, the billionaire investor called him "one of the best, if not the best, leaders in the world".
In my opinion, Indian’s Prime Minister Modi is one of the best, if not the best, leaders in the world. I had an opp… https://t.co/7M2xEirZj4— Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) 1573144686000
Dalio, who is also the founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, further clarified that he was mostly impressed with Modi for bringing the people of the country together - from people who are in abject poverty to rich business leaders.
What I’m most impressed about with Modi is how he has brought the country together by helping the full range of peo… https://t.co/NNrnIpxbI7— Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) 1573181604000
In the last election he won a big mandate from voters for the next 5 years. I think he has a good chance of creatin… https://t.co/LkyaTLWJ1h— Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) 1573181605000
During the 23 minute-long interview shared on YouTube, the hedge fund billionaire, who was influenced by The Beatles (band), asked the Prime Minister about his meditation practice, his thought process and how that pertained to looking at the world itself.
Here's the complete video of Dalio's interaction with PM Modi from Saudi Arabia's flagship annual investor meeting on October 29:
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