Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the 100 most influential people of 2021, as listed in the TIME Magazine.
While featuring PM Modi in the influential people’s list, TIME called him the third pivotal leader of independent India after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who “dominated the country’s politics like no one since them.”
Apart from PM Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, have also been included in this list.
Interestingly, the name of the Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also features in Time Magazine’s list of ‘Most Influential People of 2021’.
Earlier on September 2, PM Modi was also elected as the world’s most popular leader in The Morning Consult’s survey. In the survey, PM Modi had topped the approval rating, beating 13 heads of state of the world including US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
PM Modi’s name was also included in Time’s list last year. Apart from PM Modi, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana from India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, HIV researcher Ravinder Gupta and Bilkis Bano, who was involved in the Shaheen Bagh dharna, were also included in Time’s list.
Time places the world’s most influential people in 6 categories such as Pioneer, Artist, Leader, Icon, Titan and Innovator.