Rajan, Sania, Priyanka in Time’s 100 most influential people
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actor Priyanka Chopra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Flipkart Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal have been named by Time magazine in its list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.
Time’s annual list, released on Thursday, includes pioneers like American composer Lin Manuel-Miranda, leaders like IMF head Christine Lagarde and icons like Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio who are “exploring the frontiers of art, science, society, technology and more”.
Terming Rajan as “India’s prescient banker,” Time said he is among a rare breed of “economic seers” who he “steered” India through the global crisis, “playing a large role in making it one of the emerging-market stars of the moment”.
In a profile for Mirza, cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar writes that her “confidence, strength and resilience reach beyond tennis” and she has inspired a generation of Indians to pursue their dreams.
On Priyanka Chopra, actor Dwayne Johnson said that she is a “star rising higher” and lauded her “drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work”.