Vote for “Indian of the Year-2009”
Based on the nominations of the readers of the blog here is the list of six contestants for the final round of “Indian of the Year 2009”.
Sonia Gandhi led Congress Party to an impressive win in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. As Kenny Jacob pointed out, while nominating Sonia Gandhi - “for having revived the congress party and also maintaining composure and maturity in times of victory and failure.”
2 – Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh became the first Indian Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to win re-election after completing a full five year term. His image has played a great role in helping Congress party win big in many states during the elections to the 15th Lok Sabha.
Sachin this year completed 20 years of international cricket. Great accomplishment by this living legend of cricket.
4 – AR Rahman
Winning 2 Oscars this year is enough to win the nomination for the Indian of the Year 2009.
5 – Shashi Tharoor
From a former UN Diplomat to a Congress candidate from Trivandrum Lok Sabha constituency to Minister of State for External Affairs all within a span of few months – not many can boost such a resume. Moreover ushered in a fresh lease of life to the ailing image of politicians by being transparent. Most popular Indian in twitter. All these made him into this list.
6 - G Madhavan Nair
The former chairman of ISRO for his incredible achievements in space research.
Vote now for the Indian of the Year 2009