Asians have always managed to be in limelight for their influence on the world and to be precise, India is one of those popular nations that own a huge bundle of people who are known for their personalities all over the world. If you have been dealing with an urge of exploring the top 10 most influential personalities in India since 1947, here is a quick list that you need to look at.
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10. Romesh Wadhwani
He is the founder as well as the chairman and the co-owner of the famous Symphony Technology Group (STG) which is a very famous private equity firm that associates with the software building and involves internet along with the companies that are technology enables service providers.
09. Amartya Sen
He is world famous Indian philosopher and economist that has worked as well as taught for years in both United Kingdom and United States He has made assistances to benefit economics, social choice theory, commercial and social righteousness and economic theories of deprivations.
08. Narendra Modi
He is the fifteenth as well as the current prime minister of India and is known as the first prime minister who was born after the independence of India. He is the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has also assisted as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state from 2001 to 2014.
07. Shashi Tharoor
One of the most famous Indian politicians, Shashi Tharoor is an elected member of Lok Sabha and belongs to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is one of the most influential personalities of India because he is a strong member of the Indian National Congress and is also a very well-known award winning writer of the country.
06. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is a famous Indian administrator as well as scientist who has been 11th president of India and has served the country from 2002 to 2007. Kalam is prevalently known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the expansion of airborne missile and launch vehicle machinery.
05. Vinod Khosla
One of the greatest businessman of India who has also been listed by Forbes as an American billionaire is Vinod Khosla. He is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, a corporation which generated the Java programming language and Network File System (NFS) and also own venture capital firm called Khosla Ventures.
04. Salman Rushdie
His full name is Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie who’s an Indian- British essayist and novelist who has written many award winning novels like Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses and Joseph Anton: A Memoir.
03. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Indian statesman, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the leader of the Centre-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been a major parliamentarian for over four decades now.
02. Sonia Gandhi
She is a famous Italian born Indian politician who has been the president of the Indian National Congress party since 1998. Various books have been written on her such as Sonia Gandhi – An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny and Sonia Gandhi: Tryst with India by Nurul Islam Sarkar.
01. Manmohan Singh
A renowned Indian economist Manmohan Singh is has also been the 14th prime minister of India and has received many honors and awards like World Statesman Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award and Finance Minister of the Year in 1993.