MUMBAI: Infotainment channel History TV18 and news channel CNN IBN have announced the judges for the initiative ‘The Greatest Indian‘.
The show format is based on a ground breaking series featured on BBC called ‘The Greatest Briton’. The initiative will look to answer the question of who the greatest Indian is and what does it take to be called ‘Great’? The parties had formally announced the initiative in February.
The first phase of initiative comprises a jury selecting some of the Greatest Indians who have shaped the nation. The jury comprises personalities like N. Ram (former Editor-In-Chief of The Hindu), Vinod Mehta (Editor-in-Chief of Outlook), Soli Sorabjee (Former Attorney General of India), Sharmila Tagore (Bollywood actress and former Chairperson of the Censor Board of India), Harsha Bhogle (sports) and Chetan Bhagat (author).
The jury would be entrusted the task of limiting the poll list to 50 Great Indians out of a preeminent list of such 100 super achievers. The list of 50 will then be released for a nationwide poll curtain raiser on 4 July by CNN IBN Editor in Chief Rajdeep Sardesai.