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Aishwarya Rai To Deepika Padukone – Here Are The Indians Who Made It To The TIME Magazine Cover

America's most popular and coveted magazine known for high-quality journalism, TIME Magazine has been one of the most influential news magazines in the world for several decades now. Here are some of the most popular Indians who have been on the cover of the magazine.

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Aishwarya Rai And Deepika Padukone
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America's most popular and coveted magazine known for high-quality journalism, TIME Magazine has been one of the most influential news magazines in the world for several decades now. Proudly recognizing India’s contribution and impact on the global world, the esteemed magazine keeps featuring many Indians from time to time.

Interestingly, as a matter of great pride a handful of Indians have made it to the cover of TIME Magazine including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sachin Tendulkar in the past – Here’s taking a look at the Indians who were featured on the cover of the world’s most influential magazine:

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Deepika Padukone

A major change is signalled by the TIME Magazine cover and Deepika who earlier in 2018 made it to TIME list of 100 Most Influential list, has recently been featured on it as a global star speaking volumes for her impact across the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of the Nation has appeared on the TIME cover thrice: in 1931 as Man of the Year, in 1947, and in 1997 as the successor to Albert Einstein as Person of the Century.

Subhash Chandra Bose

Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was instrumental in the country’s freedom was featured on Time magazine in 1938.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel made headlines as India's first-ever home minister and his journey was captured as a cover story on TIME in 1947.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was featured in Time Magazine in 1942, 1949, 1951, 1956, 1959, and lastly in 1962.

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Referring to Lal Bahadur Shastri as someone who reflected India’s inchoate strength, TIME Magazine featured the icon on the cover in 1965.

Indira Gandhi

In 1966, 1971, and 1984 (after her assassination), Indira Gandhi, India's first female prime minister, was featured on the TIME cover.

Rajiv Gandhi

Highlighted as India’s youngest Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appeared on Time Magazine cover in the 1986 issue.

Sachin Tendulkar

Titled the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar was featured on the cover in 2012. TIME was quoted saying, ‘Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will’.

Parveen Babi

In 1976, TIME featured an Indian actress on the cover for the very first time with Parveen Babi.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai was the second Bollywood actress to appear on a magazine cover in 2003, and the UK media named her the most beautiful lady of the year in that same year.

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan has featured on the cover in 2012. Time Magazine’s caption read “Khan’s Quest”, harping on the significant point that Aamir Khan is working towards a shining and uplifted Indian society.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was featured on the cover in 2012, 2015 and 2019.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, who is remembered for her selfless service to the underprivileged, appeared on the covers of Time Magazine in 1975 and again in 2007, ten years after her passing.

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