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5 top influential Indians of the decade
Mumbai, Dec 30 (Agencies):
Published on 31 Dec. 2009 12:15 AM IST
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Before the curtains fall on another eventful decade, we list down the most influential people of the ten years... Most influential Indians of the decade Sonia Gandhi She hailed from a different race and country, worshipped a different God and spoke a different language. But still, what she has done for India in the last ten years has made her a true Indian and fetched her a top position in the most talked about Indians of the decade. After remaining detached from the Indian political scene after the demise of Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia finally took the political plunge in 2004 and there has been no looking back since then. She has led the Congress to an unanticipated victory at the Lok Sabha election, chosen Manmohan Singh as the PM, willingly keeping away herself. Soon, the world realised that the partnership was ‘an all profit’ one and the two revived the Congress rule and have steered the country towards stability and constant growth. Sachin Tendulkar Whoever thought Sachin’s rule was over has another one coming! He has bounced back and like how! It was in the year 2007, during the DLF cup in Malaysia that Sachin made a ‘well deserved’ comeback only to respond to the critics who believed that his career was inexorably sliding with his 40th ODI century. And soon the master blaster showed his ‘cricketing’ prowess once again! But it was the end of the decade that saw Sachin at his all time high. Not only did he complete his twenty shining years on the Indian cricket scene, but made it all the more special by shining bright as the highest scorer in both forms of match – ODI and Test Cricket! Amitabh Bachchan When an ageing Bachchan was getting movies like Lal Badshah and Suryavansham to prove his worth, wisdom struck and AB became choosy about the roles he did. And in no time, Big B’s fans witnessed a phoenix-like rising. Star Plus brought Bachchan into the drawing rooms with Kaun Banega Crore Pati and since then the Superstar of the Millenia has not looked back. Movies like Mohobbatein, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Black, Chini Kum and the recent Paa make Big B a living legend. A R Rahman We already owe him a big one big for relentlessly bring to us the best in music, but his latest stint in Hollywood have given Rahman’s fans another reason to hero worship the gifted musician. After wooing music lovers in India, Rahman with his ‘Jai Ho’ composition for Slumdog Millionaire, not only bagged maximum nominations at the Academy Awards, but also brought home the Oscar for the ‘Best Music Score.’ The man has quietly raised the bar for the Indian music fraternity to outshine in the international arena. Abhinav Bindra This shooter got the chance to live the dream that every Indian has cherished – of brining home the Olympic gold! The quiet and bespectacled Bindra brought laurels to the nation by getting his hands on the first ever individual Olympic Gold medal in 108 years. Thanks to him, the world salutes the Indian national flag and our anthem was played in the honour of his historic victory! Soon, the ordinary Bindra became extra-ordinary and the country got another reason to feel proud!

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