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By IANS,

New Delhi : From Jawaharlal Nehru and Lata Mangeshkar to Vikram Sarabhai and E. Shreedharan - a list of Indians who have shaped the country since its independence, have been listed under various categories as part of an initiative by History TV18 and CNN IBN to win "The Greatest Indian" title.

As many as 50 nominees across five categories - political leaders, arts and social leaders, movie related, entrepreneurs and idea leaders and sports and administrators, have been shortlisted for the initiative.

Based on British show "The Greatest Briton", which has been adapted in 21 countries so far, the series, which went on air Monday, is set to trigger a debate on who is the greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi.

"I'm sure this series will trigger an enthusiastic debate in homes, offices and public places around the country," Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, IBN18 Network, said in a press statement.

According to Ajay Chacko of A+E Networks | TV18, the poll will help youth recognise the achievements of country's key individuals.

"This partnership with CNN IBN enables HISTORY TV18 to bring forth the inspiring figures over the years, after the Mahatma, who have had the maximum impact on the country's present and future.

"While the jury and nationwide polls will ultimately lead to the search for that one individual who's contribution to India has been overwhelmingly acknowledged as the most enduring, it also gives us Indians a chance to be aware of the contributions of many other great individuals from diverse fields," he said.

The jury for the entire process consists of a panel of 28 Indians from different walks of life. It includes names like Shashi Tharoor, Nandan Nilekani, Rajkumar Hirani, Soli Sorabjee, Shabana Azmi and Arun Jaitley among others.

Along with the nationwide poll, equal weightage will be given to the jury's selection as well as a separate market research poll conducted by The Nielsen Company.

At first, a shortlist of the top 10 'Greats' will be decided, followed by the selection of the 'Greatest Indian'. The shortlist of top 10 'Greats' is slated to be revealed July 1 and the second round of voting will begin soon after.

The initiative will culminate with the announcement of The Greatest Indian in a glittering ceremony to be telecast around Independence Day this year.

As part of the nationwide poll, viewers can cast their vote by visiting the website TheGreatestIndian.in or giving a missed call to a unique number assigned to their nominee of choice.

Here are the names of some leaders listed under each category:

Political leaders - Atal Bihari Vajpayee, B. R Ambedkar, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, APJ Abdul Kalam

Arts and social leaders: Baba Amte, Mother Teresa, Pt. Ravi Shankar, M. F. Husain, Bismillah Khan

Movie related: Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Rajinikanth, Satyajit Ray, Dev Anand, Mohammad Rafi

Entrepreneurs and idea leaders: Homi Bhabha, Dhirubhai Ambani, Ghanshyam Das Birla, J. R. D. Tata, Ramnath Goenka, Amartya Sen

Sports and administrators: Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dhyan Chand, Viswanathan Anand, Milkha Singh

Comments

Greatest indian

Nehru

Rajnikanth

Rajnikanth

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

ye jo horaha wo sab galat hai ye voting hi galat hai. Aise kaise mr.gandhi mahatma huye .agar mr.gandhi mahatma huye to unhe bachane wale Dr.B.R.Ambedkar kon huye to Dr.ambedkarji ka name kabhi b mr.gandhi k bad nahi aa sakta . Jara mr.gandhi ko bhi list me rakho fir dekho kon hai gretest indian . Jai bhim

Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb B.R.Ambedkar Amar Rahein

Baba Saheb B.R. Ambedkar is Realy Greatest men of india.

gretestindian

dr.baba saheb ambedkar is alredy life time gretest indian man.

Baman ki niti

Yeh sabh bhadve log hai jinhe apni hi tarif karana pasand hai. Result kuch bhi aaye yeh shendi wale galat hi result bana kar dikhayenge

Dr BR AMBEDKAR

THIS IS GOLDEN TIME TO PRESENT POWER THE POWER OF "DALIT" . AUR EK BAT BHADVE LOGE KE BOLNE SE KCHH NAHI HOTA DUM HAI TO SAMNE AYE

Bharat ka savidhan Dr. B R

Bharat ka savidhan Dr. B R Ambedkar ne likha hai aur usi savidhan pe apna pura bharat desh chal raha hai so one and only gretest indian parson in world DR BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR. Jay bhim

baba saheb

if any body is great in india that is dr. ambedker.nobody can come before him as candidate, these every laws are gpverns by the constitution of india written by baba saheb, ye bo sks he jisne is smaj k atyachar ko jhelkr bhan phunche jhan ek insan ni bhagwan phunch skta he .. baba saheb ki mehnat ka koi mukavla ni he .......jay bheem baba saheb amar rhen

abdul kalam

abdul kalam

Sabse pahle to ye title galat

Sabse pahle to ye title galat h. Agar sahi h to gandi ko b list me dalo tab pata lagega.uski kartuto ko chhupaya ja rha h. Aisa vyakti rastrapita nahi ho sakta. Pata tha gandi ko koi vote nai karega isliye use pahle hi utha k godi me bitha diya. Sachhai chhup nai sakti banabat k usulo se.. Wo log chahe kuchh b kahe par result sachhai vayan karta h. Gandi-0000000. Jai bheem

Dr BHEEM RAO AMBEDKAR

Dr BHEEM RAO AMBEDKAR JI gretest man of the INDIA. Jai bheem

baba saheb DR B R AMBEDKAR

baba saheb DR B R AMBEDKAR

Don't Debate....about greatest indian

Kabhi b akela aadmi great nhi ban skta.ager wo great bnta h to use great smaj banata h. Aur smaj kisi 1 person se nhi bnta. Akela person to khud apne liye b smaj me kuch nhi kr skta. Isliye wo sbi great h jinka smaj ko sudharne me yogdan h. Chahe wo indian h ya videshi, nehru ho ya ghandhi,ambedker ho ya bb ptel, subhash chander boss ho ya bhagt singh, atal ji ho kalam ji........ete. So plz don't debate about greatest Indian. If you will do this you also the greatest Indian.

A QUERY

WHY HAS NOT THE NQAME OF NATHURAM'S NAME NOT BEEN INCLUDED ?
S.M.PASHA

INDIANS ARE NOT CAPABLE TO

INDIANS ARE NOT CAPABLE TO JUDGE BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR. THE STRUCTUE OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY IS BASED ON CURRUPT SYSTEM. NO ONE INDIAN OR ANY OTHER IN THE WORLD CAN STAND IN FRONT OF BABASAHEB. HE IS LIKE LORD BUDHHA WHO ESTABLISHED THE REAL RELIGION BY WHICH ALL THE WORLD ENCOURAGE TOWARDS THE HUMANITY. INDIANS MINDS CAN NOT ACCEPT THIS FACT. INDIAN 95% OF MEDIA IS ALSO CURRUPT. FOR EX. DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR IS THE MOST GENIUS PERSON AMONG 100 TOPMOST GENIUS IN THE WORLD EVER. THIS LIST IS GIVEN BY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, BUT THIS BIG NEWS WAS KILLED BY INDIAN MEDIA. THIS NEWS KILLING PROVES THAT THEY ARE CURRUPT AND THEIR OPINION ABOUT DALITS. THIS FACT IN INDIA TELLS WHERE DALITS ARE STOOD IN INDIA. IF BABASAHEB BECOMES THE GREATEST INDIAN IN THIS SURVEY, IT WILL GIVE ALWAYS THE SECOND POSITION AFTER MAHATMA GANDHI. SO DONT BELIEVE ON THIS. THIS IS NOT FACT.

Dr.baba saheb bheem rao

Dr.baba saheb bheem rao ambedkar is real greatest indian leader.jiske kanoon ka pura desh palan kare kya uske alawa koi or great kaise ho sakta hai.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar hi sabse greatest Indian hai Gandhiji to unke baad aate hai

Dr.babasaheb

Dr.babasaheb Ambedkar......................, list me to gandhi b chahiye.....par nai dala kyuki sab jante h gandhi us layak nai h

jai bhim

ashu apne sachchi bat kahi h

Vote To Dr.Babasaheb Ramji Ambedkar is The Great Indian

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had in the shaping of modern India.In modern India Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar was multi-faceted personality, architect of India's constitution, a great social reformer, a humanist, champion of the downtrodden and proponent of national unity. One of the illustrious sons of India, he achieved fame because of his achievements in various areas as leader of the poor, a powerful orator, a constitutionalist par excellence, a jurist, an astute politician, renowned author and the exponent of "DHAMMA CHAKRA". It was he who initiated the movement for social justice and equality in India. As years pass by, his personality is progressively achieving a greater significance.

Greatest Learning

MS Subbulakshmi id the greatest Indian. She has been the lifeline of devotion though she suffered huge political status.

the great indian DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar

the father of Indian Constitution Dr.B.R.Ambedkar is one of the greatest leader who show the way of buddha .

JAI BABA SAHEB- JAI BHIM

A GREATEST PERSONA WHOSE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE BASED ON HARD WORK AND DEDICATION THOUGH ALL THE TIDES GOING AGAINST HIM. THAT WAS THE REASON THAT INSPITE OF SO MANY BAR-AT-LAWs IN POLITICAL CIRCLE IN 1947 ONLY BABA SAHEB WAS CHOSEN FOR THAT MOST CUMBERSOME JOB PENDING BEFORE THE NATION. HE GLADLY ACCEPTED AND EXECUTED THE SAME EVEN ON THE COST OF HIS HEALTH. IF PEOPLE CALLED 'FATHER OF THE NATION' TO GANDHI, CERTAINLY BABA SAHEB IS THE GRAND FATHER OF DEPRESSED/OPPRESSED/DOWNTRODDEN/ AND THE FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION. THIS NATION OWES EVERY BREATH TO THIS GENTLEMAN WHO WAS FORCED TO DIE UNRECOGNIZED, THOUGH MISERABLY FAILED IN DOING SO.

Bharat ratan Dr. baba saheb ambedkar

Are baba saheb india ki kya is duniya ki sabse mahan hasti h. jis parkar duniya me Taj ajubo me pahle no. par aata h usi parkar mahan hastiya me baba saheb pahle no. par aate h. Baki to unki pairo ki dhul ke barabar bhi nhi h

Aap Baba sahab Ka Apman Kar rahe he

Ye sab Galat He babasaheb Ambedakar gandhi se bhi greatest indian he..!!aap ne kis base par gandhi ko chun liya himmat he to gandhi ko bhi maidan me lao ..fir dekhate he great kon..?
gandhi ko maidan me lane se aap darate ho kyoki aap ko pata he babasahab ki tulana bharat ke kisi bhi neta se nahi ki ja sakati kyoki babasabab great the great he aur great hi rahenge...!!!!!

you r absolutaly right bhai.

you r absolutaly right bhai.

greatest indian

Dr babasaheb ek greatest indian hai agar babasaheb na hote to gandhi bhi hota q ki aap sab jante hai ki babasahab ne gandhi ko jivandaan diya hai aaj bhi babasahsb ki vajah se india chal raha hai behtar ye hai ki na tum babasahab ka naam badnaam mat karo agar aisa karenge to isaka parinam bhi bhugatana padega , thoda flash back mai jao fir yaad karo ki es bharat ka savidhan bana ne ke liye koi raji bhi nahi tha ,to isi bharat great man hai wo Dr babasahab ambedkar great the great rahenge

greatest indian B R AMEDKAR

Dr babasaheb ek greatest indian hai agar babasaheb na hote to gandhi bhi hota q ki aap sab jante hai ki babasahab ne gandhi ko jivandaan diya hai aaj bhi babasahsb ki vajah se india chal raha hai behtar ye hai ki na tum babasahab ka naam badnaam mat karo agar aisa karenge to isaka parinam bhi bhugatana padega , thoda flash back mai jao fir yaad karo ki es bharat ka savidhan bana ne ke liye koi raji bhi nahi tha ,to isi bharat great man hai wo Dr babasahab ambedkar great the great rahenge

great indians

DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR. GREAT MEN CREATED THE HISTORY BUT DR AMBEDKAR CHANGED THE HISTORY.

Greatest Indian

To my view & Knowledge currently Shri.APJ Abdul Kalam is the greatest indian.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

No one is as great as Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was the captain of under rated bahujans team. but he conquered with his victory against the casteism in the society. i fill very bad that our country men does not recognize his gratitude to our self. please people choose your best man. and here he is.

jai bhim

Baba saheb amar rahe. I reguest to all gentleman human being to vote for bharat ratna , father of indian constitution,
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Yes I agreed with d peoples opinion ki gandhi ko b list me lana chahive. Jai bhim,

greatest indian

Dr.Ambedkar was a great man and his memory should be respected, but the fulsome hype indulged in by his so called supporters turns the aam admi off. This is nothing but reverse casteism of a most disturbing kind backed by hooliganism and violence which I trust even Ambedkar would not have tolerated.He achieved much but was no paragon of virtues and certainly not tolerant of any criticism and a great hater of Hinduism, a faith he loved to denigrate in a most unseemly manner.
In my opinion, the person most deservin g of the accolade, if it has to be a leader, must be Dr. A.P.J.Kalam a perfect blend blend of tradition and modernity, of moderation and respect for all religions, a man of science and technology- above all a modest man without a touch of arrogance. There have been greater men in many fields but none who had this ideal blend of qualities.

Dr.B.R.Ambedker

baba shab not only a man but it a ideology

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is greatest indian man, JAY BHIM

babasaheb ambedkar the new

babasaheb ambedkar the new greatindianman.

ambetkar was a great man

ambetkar was a great man

The Greatest Indian

Hon'ble Atal Bihari vajpayee
Synopsis of his "remarkable contribution"
1. he was arrested for his participation in the Quit India movement In 1951.
2. he also became the first person to deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi.
3. Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India from 1996 to 2004 in three non-consecutive terms.
4.In May 1998, India conducted five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
5. Kargil War.
6. National Highways Development Project, Foreign policy and Economic reforms.
7. 1992, Padma Vibhushan
1993, D.Lit from Kanpur University
1994, Lokmanya Tilak Award
1994, Best Parliamentarian Award
1994, Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant Award.
8.Vajpayee was referred to as the Bhishma Pitamah of Indian Politics by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during his speech in the Rajya Sabha.

Gandhi ji k baad atal ji ne

Gandhi ji k baad atal ji ne bhart ka dhayan rakha. In 1999 kargil war. And best serve for our nation.

b.r.ambedkar

he was greatest indian gandhi included and not after gandhi.no other indian is so qualified & he changed life of millions of downtrodden suppressed dalits he even gave equality to women at large.all others worked for self glory he worked for others &societies welfare and upliftment.he is immortal.

Vot for dr babasaheb ambedkar

DR BABASAHEB YANCHYA SARKHE KUNICH NAHI KARAN TYANI SAMANTA PRATHAPIT KELI

B.R.Ambedkar

Dear Sharad,

Like you, many Indian wants Ambedkar to be nominated as the greatest Indian after Gandhi. I saw program on IBN and it was a pleasant experience that people like Prabhu Chawla was also supporting with great argument about the contribution of Ambedkar, not only for Dalit, but for whole of Indian society. The time has come when dalit intellectuals should not confine the ideology of Ambedkar only to themselves.

Unfortunately so far, the great work of him on Sociology, Economics and Anthropology was never discussed by any one in India and so called supporters have had imbibed him to the circumference of his only achievement of reservation and head of drafting committee for constitution. The blind supporters should also be open to critics of him related to any of his work, as they can openly criticize Gandhi, which has made him more famous across the globe.

The upper sections of Hindus society should also give up any bias again Amedkar. His idea of reservation has not only helped the assimilation of Hindu society but also strengthening the nation.

no one

no one from above,
most of the nominees are not able for this honour

Sad the list dosn't hv the greatest of all

Dunno y they didn't think of Rajendra Prasad Singh and Lal Bahadur Shastri. They will always be slave to Nehru family.. Dare to reject these.

Greatest Indian

Sachin tendulkar is greatest men in India

After seeing all , Here I

After seeing all , Here I have some points:-
1) Mahatma Gandhi is (only) greatest Indian in history.
2) Or among the greatest Indian but above to others
3) I think searchers have taken in mind year designation A.D.&B.C.,Anno Domini-Before Christ period,here A.G.=after Gandhi B.G.=before Gandhi.
4) Means they want somebody who can divide Indian history period.They found Mr.M.K.Gandhi
5) They also have authority to interfere in Indian history to decide who is winner.I think they will answer - it is public opinion, but please listen few days ago public had announced second Gandhi-Annaji Hajare .
6) why they are doing ? who said to do?what is the reason behind this to compare dead men’s work to living person’s?
7) I think they forgot the periodic Indian govt.awards like Padma,Padmavibhushan ,Bharatratna,Khelratna which honor the great person of that field.
8) And they have considered the search like a tv show -big boss, indian idol etc.in which
Candidate say please vote for me.

i agree with this completely

i agree with this completely

vote for Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedakar

Dr. baba saheb is a bharat ratn and greatest indian

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

How can you people decide Gandhi as greatest India, its we who can & will & should be deciding the Greatest Indian its one and only Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, cos who has given shape to India being born in dalit family in those days. Only few cast hindus can't decide themsels that gandhi is great. He should earn it. Many people may not know about gandhi what has done to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar and entire dalits in India in 1932 poona pact. Finally if gandhi was in the nominee list, truth is out from entire great nation. Jai hind!!!!!!!!!!!1

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