TIME Magazine’s list of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2022’: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Shaheen Bagh’s 82-year-old grandmother, Bilkis to Ayushmann Khurrana. Here is a list of five Indian Trailblazers, who have been the most influential people according to TIME.
PM Narendra Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi was listed among the Top Influential and the most powerful leaders this year. Though he failed to it to TIME Magazine’s 2018 and 2019 list yet, he made it to the list this year.
— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) September 23, 2022
TIME Magazine’s kind words for Modi were, “almost all of India’s Prime Ministers have come from the nearly 80% of the population that is Hindu, only Modi has governed as if no one else matters.”
TIME Magazine most surprisingly mentioned and featured the 82-year-old grandmother, who was one of the most prominent faces during the Anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi.
Bilkis from Shaheen Bagh is TIME magazine's hundred most influential of the year. It was an honour to write about herhttps://t.co/fhab9uQ0M4
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) September 23, 2022
She was among those women who protested while gathering in at Shaheen Bagh, every single day in the initial months of 2022. The demonstrations continued against Citizenship Amendment Bill continued for years.
Professor Ravindra Gupta spearheaded a study that makes him the second man in the history being cured of HIV in London, last year after he’s been appointed as the by the Cambridge University as professor of clinical microbiology at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease.
— TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2022
Adam Castillejo, the 40-year-old who became the second person in the world to beat HIV, penned a touching tribute for Gupta, calling him “thoughtful and compassionate”.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people of 2022 by TIME. JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon praised Pichai’s work ethic and vision in a tribute penned for the latest edition of the magazine.
— Corey duBrowa (@coreydu) September 23, 2022
“Sundar Pichai’s uniquely American story—emigrating from India as a young adult and working his way to become CEO of a $1 trillion corporation—represents the best of what we aspire for our society,” Dimon wrote.
Ayushmann Khurrana was the only Indian actor to make it to the list this year. He was named under the ‘Artist’ category, along with a number of renowned international musicians and performers like writer-actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Grammy award-winning Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and fashion designer and pop culture icon Dapper Dan.
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) September 23, 2022
The piece penned by actor Deepika Padukone says “only a tiny percentage of people see their dreams come alive” in India, “and Ayushmann Khurrana is one of them.” She lauds his talent and hard work, but also, more importantly, “patience, perseverance and fearlessness”.