CNN-IBN indian of the year: sports nominees announced

MUMBAI: CNN-IBN is back again with one of the biggest and the most credible awards in Indian media, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013, in association with GMR, where the most inspirational faces of India in the present calendar year are recognized. A highly distinguished Jury panel comprising of personalities bestowed with the most prestigious Padma honours chose the winners from five different categories: Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Business and Public Service.

CNN-IBN unveiled the nominees in the sports category of ‘Indian of the Year’. The contenders for the 8th edition of the upcoming award includes renowned sports personalities like Aditya Mehta for becoming the first Indian to reach the finals of a professional snooker event, Amit Kumar for winning a silver at the Wrestling World Championships, Heena Sidhu for becoming the first pistol shooter to win Gold at the ISSF World Cup Final, Leander Paes for becoming the oldest man to win a Tennis Grand Slam, PV Sindhu for keeping the great run of Indian Badminton going and winning the Singles medal at the World Championship and Virat Kohli for being Mr. Consistent and performing in all three formats of Cricket.

Don’t forget to catch the Business Nominees on Tuesday, 10th December @10.30 PM & repeat telecast on Wednesday, 11th December @12:30 noon only on CNN-IBN.

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