The 10 nominees left in this historical poll are (drum roll, drum roll…):
AB Vajpayee (Politician)
Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister)
APJ Abdul Kalam (Scientist and President of India)
Lata Mangeshkar ( Playback Singer)
Mother Teresa (Religious personnality)
Sachin Tendulkar (Cricket Player)
Jawaharlal Nerhu (Prime Minister)
JRD Tata (Businessman)
Dr BR Ambedkar (Politician)
Vallabhbhai Patel (A great figure in India independence and deputy Prime Minister)
Two of my three faves have remained in the list: Tata and Ambedkhar but Ray has disappeared.
A few names were expected: Mother Teresa and Jawaharlal Nerhu. It is interesting to notice that the only person representing the world of cinema and music is Lata Mangeshkar, a famous playback singer considered as the nightingale of India.