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PM Modi dons multi-colored turban for Independence Day speech

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 15-08-2019 10:20 IST | Created: 15-08-2019 10:18 IST
PM Modi dons multi-colored turban for Independence Day speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day from the Red Fort. (Photo/ANI) Image Credit: ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a multi-colored turban as he gave his sixth Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Thursday. "Safa" has been a highlight of the PM's sartorial choices at Independence Day and Republic Day events. Modi donned a half-sleeve white kurta, pyjama and a stole with a saffron border along with a multi-colored turban replete with hues of yellow, red and green with 'leheriya' pattern.

For his maiden Independence Day address as the prime minister in 2014, Modi had opted for a Jodhpuri bandhej turban in bright red color with green at the tail. A yellow turban covered with criss-cross lines in different shades of the same color, along with a few in red and deep green, marked his 2015 look, and he chose a 'tie and dye' turban in hues of pink and yellow for his appearance at the Red Fort in 2016.

The prime minister's turban for 2017 was a mix of bright red and yellow with crisscrossed golden lines all over it followed by a saffron turban in 2018. From bright red bandhni turban from Kutch to mustard Rajasthani 'safa', turbans have been a highlight of Prime Minister's Republic Day appearances too.

The country celebrated its 73rd Independence Day today where Modi addressed the people of India from the ramparts of Red Fort for the first time after returning to power for a second term with a thumping majority.


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