In the end, many great Indians of the 20th century lost out because the list couldn't accommodate more than 20 names. Among the missing are personages like Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Indira Gandhi, cultural and popular icons like Jamini Roy, Subramania Bharti, R.K. Narayan, Raj Kapoor and M.S. Subbulakshmi, and sporting heroes like Sunil Gavaskar and Vishwanathan Anand. Surprised? But then there is no verdict that can please all.
Khushwant Singh: Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, C.V.Raman, Lata Mangeshkar
Mushirul Hasan: Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ustad Allauddin Khan, Mother Teresa, Lata Mangeshkar
Mrinal Pande: Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, C.V.Raman, Ustad Allauddin Khan, Mother Teresa
P.V. Indiresan: Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jamshedji Tata, Jawaharlal Nehru, C.V.Raman,