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CNN-IBN Indian of the Year – 2009

CNN-IBN Indian of the Year, the biggest and the most credible award of the nation, honoured Indians whose endevours stood beyond the ordinary this year and in the process, built brand India. The pinnacle of Indian achievement, the award adheres to the unparallel four-tier process, standing resolute for the resilience and trust of a billion free Indian minds.

RAHUL GANDHI (Winner) in POLITICS

For energising the Congress and being the key strategist behind the party’s revival in Uttar Pradesh.

SAINA NEHWAL (Winner) in SPORTS

For taking Indian badminton to unprecedented heights by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Super Series title.

THE SATYAM REVIVAL TEAM (Winner) in BUSINESS

For deft handling of a crisis triggered by the monumental Satyam scam, and preventing loss of faith in Indian businesses.

A R RAHMAN (Winner) in ENTERTAINMENT

For winning the Oscar and proving he is one of India’s biggest influences on world music.

PRATHAM (Winner) in PUBLIC SERVICES

For their outstanding contribution in the field of universal literacy and education amongst children.


CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2009

Lifetime Achievement – Pandit Ravi Shankar

Winners of Special Awards – Completing 50 years in cinema – Kamal Haasan

Winners of Special Awards – Test cricket to break on through to the number one spot for the first time ever – The Indian cricket team

NOMINESS IN POLITICS CATEGORY

MAMATA BANERJEE

For breaching the Red Citadel and scripting the Left’s worst performance in West Bengal.

NAVEEN PATNAIK

For politically bold, risk-taking decision making and not losing an election in over a decade.

P CHIDAMBARAM

For providing the most decisive and visible turnaround performance in the UPA’s second innings in the critical Home Ministry.

PRANAB MUKHERJEE

For skilful handling of one of Indian economy’s worst recessionary and turbulent phases.

RAMAN SINGH

For leading BJP to an impressive win in Chhattisgarh and subsequent tough handling of the Naxalite problem.

NOMINESS IN SPORTS CATEGORY

BHAICHUNG BHUTIA

For being the only world class player in the Indian football team and captaining a successful defence of the Nehru Cup.

GAUTAM GAMBHIR

For being the year’s most consistent Indian batsmen in all three forms of the game and winning the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award.

LEANDER PAES

For reaching four Grand Slam finals in 2009 and winning 2 of them — the French Open and the US Open — at age 37.

PANKAJ ADVANI

For winning the World Professional Billiards title and becoming the only man to hold both the world amateur and professional titles at the same time.

VIJENDER SINGH

For achieving two firsts for an Indian boxer — winning a World Championship medal and becoming the world number 01 in his category.

NOMINESS IN BUSINESS CATEGORY

C K PRAHLAD

For enlightening the world with his “bottom of the pyramid” theory which has played out remarkably across Asia.

PAWAN MUNJAL

For almost managing to achieve the impossible target of selling four million bikes by March, despite a downturn.

R H PATIL

For setting up NSE, one of the most transparent, efficient and effective stock exchanges anywhere in the world.

TEAM CAIRNS

For remarkable achievement in ensuring India’s biggest oil discovery since Bombay High in the 1970s.

Y V REDDY

For ensuring his level-headed approach to monetary governance saved India in the worst possible economic climate.

NOMINESS IN ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

Entertainment

Amitabh Bachchan

For being 68, yet daring to play a 13-year-old in Paa, for producing a regional film like Vihir and entertaining India for 40 years

For consistent leadership in it’s very first year of existence and re-writing the rules of entertainment television.(will have to disclose that Colors is part of Network 18)

KATRINA KAIF

For being the most consistent and reliable hit machine in one of Bollywood’s worst year

PRINCE GROUP OF ORISSA

For scripting a remarkable story of casual labourers in remote Orissa turning into acclaimed TV stars.

RANBIR KAPOOR

For achieving the tag of being one of the most bankable young stars with two consecutive hits.


NOMINESS IN PUBLIC SERVICES CATEGORY

ANNA HAZARE

For consistently carrying out campaigns against corruption in public life and the importance of strengthening RTI.

ASSOCIATION FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS

For outstanding contribution in making the Indian electoral process more transparent and fair.

DR DEVI SHETTY

For outstanding contribution in providing affordable, high quality cardiac care for the masses.

ECOSPHERE SPITI

For pioneering a unique collaboration of locals and professionals to save Spiti’s ecology.

NAAZ FOUNDATION

For their relentless fight to ensure equal rights for homosexuals, forcing an amendment of the criminal law.

Source : http://www.indianoftheyear.com

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