Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are among the few Indians who have been featured in Time Magazine's list of '100 most influential people of 2021'. Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla is also included in the list.
Time on Wednesday unveiled its annual list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021’, a global list of leaders that includes US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan, and former US President Donald Trump.
TIME's profile of Modi says that in its 74 years as an independent nation, "Narendra Modi is the third, dominating the country's politics like no one since them.”
Whereas, on Mamata, it says that the 66-year-old leader "has become the face of fierceness in Indian politics." "Of Banerjee, it is said, she doesn't lead her party, the Trinamool Congress - she is the party.
Poonawalla's TIME profile says that from the beginning of the Covid pandemic, the 40-year-old head of the world's largest vaccine maker “sought to meet the moment.”