The Greatest Indian After Gandhi

Who, after the Mahatma, is the greatest Indian to have walked our soil?
The Greatest Indian After Gandhi
The Greatest Indian After Gandhi

‘Great’ is a label that sits easily with Gandhi. But who, after the Mahatma, is the greatest Indian to have walked our soil? Which Indian has touched and changed our lives for the better, forever? Which Indian has made us hold our heads high and inspired us to aspire?

in partnership with
CNN-IBN and History TV
invites you to take part in the search for

The Greatest Indian After Gandhi

Unique Three-way Voting Process

  • Our 26-member jury has finalised the 50 top nominees from a list of 100
  • From June 4, readers and viewers can vote online or by phone till June 25
  • From July 1 to 31, a nationwide opinion poll will be held to choose the top ten
  • The name of the Greatest Indian after Gandhi will be announced on August 15

How You Can Cast Your Vote

  • Visit and click on your choice
  • Give a missed call to the unique number given to each of the 50 nominees

the nominees

  • Dr B.R. Ambedkar
  • Atal Behari Vajpayee
  • Indira Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Jayaprakash Narayan
  • Kanshi Ram
  • Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Rammanohar Lohia
  • C. Rajagopalachari
  • Baba Amte
  • Mother Teresa
  • Ela Bhatt
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
  • Vinoba Bhave
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • M.S. Subbulakshmi
  • M.F. Husain
  • Bismillah Khan
  • R.K. Narayan
  • R.K. Laxman
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Rajnikanth
  • Satyajit Ray
  • Lata Mangeshkar
  • A.R. Rahman
  • Kishore Kumar
  • Dilip Kumar
  • Dev Anand
  • Mohammed Rafi
  • Homi Bhabha
  • Dhirubhai Ambani
  • Verghese Kurien
  • Ghanshyam Das Birla
  • J.R.D. Tata
  • N.R. Narayanamurthy
  • Vikram Sarabhai
  • M.S. Swaminathan
  • A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Amartya Sen
  • Ramnath Goenka
  • Dr E. Sreedharan
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Vishwanathan Anand
  • Kapil Dev
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Dhyan Chand
  • Milkha Singh
  • B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Sam Manekshaw

The "Greatest" is a format created and launched by the BBC in 2002 and has been reproduced in 20 territories. Greatest Briton: Winston Churchill. Greatest South African: Nelson Mandela. Greatest German: Konrad Adena

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