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PM Modi, Sania Mirza among contenders for TIME’s Most Influential people

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The popular magazine across the globe, TIME has released its contenders for the top most influential people in the world. India must feel proud having PM Modi, tennis player Sania and Bollywood actress Priyanka in the list.

Flash points

  • TIME will announce the 100 most Influential people in the world
  • The editors of the Magazine will remain the final deciders however it has asked people to vote for their favourite leader among the 127 contenders
  • The people are from Arts and sports, Business CEO’s, popular political leaders, Science technocrats.
  • From India, PM Modi, Tennis player Sania Mirza, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra have occupied the listTIME’s Most Influential people
  • Indian born CEO’s of top firms Google and Microsoft- Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella also occupy the honorary positions
  • Indian origin actor Aziz Ansari is also in the list

Personalities in the list

  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, singer Rihanna, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan
  • Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Pope Francis, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly

About the Indians in the list

  • Modi remains to be influential in the world owing to the growing economy of the country under his leadership
  • Sania remaining in the topmost position in the Tennis world ranking in Female Double category and proves to be a inspiration for female athletes
  • Priyanka chopra have earned popularity through her Hollywood series Quantico and her upcoming movie Baywatch