Indian Luminaries Shine on Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

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New Delhi: In a celebration of global impact and innovation, several Indian figures have been honored in Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2024’, showcasing a diverse array of talents and contributions that span across various sectors.

World Bank President Ajay Banga, lauded for his visionary leadership, has been instrumental in steering the institution towards a future where poverty is eradicated and the planet remains habitable. His strategic initiatives and financial innovations have been pivotal in integrating millions into the digital economy and redefining global partnerships.

Bollywood’s Alia Bhatt, described as a “formidable talent” by director Tom Harper, has been recognized not only for her stellar performances in the Indian film industry but also for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. Her blend of charisma and authenticity has established her as a global icon.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s influence extends far beyond the tech industry, with his commitment to leveraging artificial intelligence for the betterment of humanity. His leadership in Microsoft’s collaboration with OpenAI and Mistral AI positions him at the vanguard of the AI revolution, ensuring that technological advancements serve to empower rather than endanger.

Olympian wrestler Sakshi Malik has been acknowledged for her courage and activism, particularly in her stand against sexual harassment within the Wrestling Federation of India. Her actions have ignited a nationwide movement advocating for the rights and voices of female athletes in India.

The list also features other notable personalities of Indian origin, including US Department of Energy’s Jigar Shah, Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan, restaurateur Asma Khan, and others who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. Additionally, the list pays tribute to Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, for her continued activism.

Time’s recognition of these individuals underscores the profound influence they wield in shaping the world’s future, highlighting their achievements and the inspiration they provide to millions worldwide.

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