I-Day 2020: 100 greatest Indians post-Independence

On the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, we present a list of ‘The 100 Greatest Indians since Independence’.

The list consists of political leaders, movie personalities, greats from the world of literature, culture, art, sport, civil society, et cetera, who were alive when India achieved Independence.

However, this NOT a ranked list. It is our tribute to India’s great sons and daughters who have done us proud through their achievements and contributions to the nation.

Any such compilation would be contentious and there will always be debate around why a certain great Indian does not feature in the list. We do acknowledge that no such list would be perfect.

This list was arrived at after painstaking discussions, research and polls, and takes into account what impact these greats’ contributions had on subsequent generations. It is a combination of Bharat Ratnas, Nobel Laureates, winners of Padma awards, popular sports stars, iconic statesmen, artistes, authors, media, etc.

Wish you all a Happy Independence Day!