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CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards: nominees for final three categories short-listed

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MUMBAI: CNN-IBN has announced the nominees for the final three categories for CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Awards. The judiciary council in accordance with the TV 18 editorial team has submitted its choice of the final candidates for the Entertainment, Public Service and NRI categories.

Nominees for the Entertainment category are:

- Actor Shah Rukh Khan

- Director Raj Kumar Hirani

- Singer and Music Director Himesh Reshammiya

- Producer Gajendra Singh

- Actor Aamir Khan

- Actress Priyanka Chopra

Nominees for the Public Service discipline are:

- Indian social activist Arvind Kejriwal

- Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti president Kishore Tiwari

- IOC sales officer Late. S. Manjunath

- Indian economist and member of Right to Food Campaign Jean Dreze

- Dr Abhay and Rani Dang

- Jessica Lall's sister Sabrina Lall, Priyadarshini Mattoo's father CL Mattoo and Nitish Katara's mother Neelam Katara.

Nominees for the NRI category are:

- PepsiCo worldwide chief Indira Nooyi

- Industrialist Laxmi Mittal

- Author Kiran Desai

- Fiction and nonfiction author and United Nations diplomat Shashi Tharoor.

- Filmmaker Deepa Mehta

- Commander USN, NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams



CNN-IBN and IBN 7 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai said, "With this we have declared the nominees for all six categories of the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year. Having set the ball rolling it will now be upon the electoral college and the public to decide who are the most deserving of the Indian of the Year title for each of these groups. Regardless of the winner, each of these 36 candidates should be lauded for their efforts and achievements in their respective disciplines."

 

CNN-IBN and IBN 7 national sales head Sanjay Dua added, "This esteemed title recognises and felicitates the contributions of Indians not only nationally but internationally as well and is therefore something advertisers will take pride in being associated with."

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