PM Modi, Adar Poonawalla and Mamata didi on TIME's 100 most influential people of 2021
New York: Three Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are on the TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list released on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are being featured on the 'Leaders', and Adar Poonawalla is on the list of top 'Pioneers'.
TIME's profile of Modi, by Fareed Zakaria, says that in its 74 years as an independent nation, India has had three pivotal leaders - Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Modi. "Narendra Modi is the third, dominating the country's politics like no one since them.”
Mamata Banerjee's profile by Barkha Dutta, says that the 66-year-old leader "has become the face of fierceness in Indian politics."
"Of Banerjee, it is said, she doesn't lead her party, the Trinamool Congress - she is the party. The street-fighter spirit and self-made life in a patriarchal culture set her apart,” the profile says.
Poonawalla's TIME profile by Abhshyant Kidangoor says that from the beginning of the Covid pandemic, the 40-year-old head of the world's largest vaccine maker “sought to meet the moment.”
Under six categories all 100 influential persons are featured for their unique contribution, charisma and influence in the year 2021.
(With agency inputs)