‚??Business Week‚?? lists 50 most influential Indians

New Delhi, Fri, 17 Aug 2007 NI Wire

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Aug 17: ‘Business Week’, a famous US based business magazine has honored the real heroes of growing India by listing them in its special edition India 50 on the occasion of 60 years celebration of India’s independent. This time magazine has published the most powerful 50 Indian personalities, who have achieved the milestone in their field. Besides IT sector, Business Week has listed the eminent personalities from Politics, Society, Economy, Non-IT firms, Business Tycoons, Bollywood stars, Sport celebrities, Executives, and Media sectors.

Business Week has quoted that this list is the real face of ‘Changing India’ as now India is not only known as for it’s IT scholars, but it is now being world famous by its politicians, administrators, business executives, artists and sports stars. “With the government controlling a major part of the economy, including infrastructure, politicians still wield the most clout. But in India's 60th year of independence, the names on the list are representative of changing times. There are politicians who actually work, corporate types who think globally, athletes who aim high, and designers who ensure India is in season. And Bollywood is now teaming up with Hollywood for a whole new script”, magazine mentions.

In the list of ‘50-most influential Indians’, some of the new leaders of India are: Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal (all business tycoons), Commerce, Minister Kamal Nath, Aviation Minister Praful Patel, UP Chief Minister Mayawati, Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikant, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, sportspersons Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Narayan Karthikeyan.

Other business leaders who have made it to the list are Anand Mahindra and Anil Aggarwal, bankers K V Kamath and Deepak Parekh, Tata Steel Managing Director B Muthuraman and L&T Chairman A M Naik, Infosys' N R Narayana Murthy, Wipro's Azim Premji, and Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) S Ramadorai.

Magazine has mentioned that Indian Politicians have still carrying the most power, but business corporates control a major part of the economy with government. "Tech leaders used to dominate the show. But a booming economy has thrown up new sectors, new heroes, and new businesses. Telecom, financial services, retail, and many more industries are thriving," the magazine said.



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