An annual survey by YouGov has concluded that PM Narendra Modi is the most admired Indian in the world.
Economic Times reports that the survey, conducted through online voting, listed the world’s most admired men and women.
While Modi holds the top rank amongst all the Indians on the list, his global ranking number is six.
No other Indian politician has made the list, which comprises entirely of Bollywood actors.
No Indian businessman or sportsperson has made the cut either.
Followed by Modi are Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who have made it to the top 20 of the most admired men while Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai found them on the top 20 women list.
A of people in Twitter have applauded the result of the survey and praised Modi for his performance.
PM @NarendraModi ji is the most admired Indian, as per a study carried out by a UK based firm.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 18, 2019
Proud to be led by such a visionary and dynamic leader who is recognised all over the world for his inimitable and unparalleled leadership.https://t.co/Cu5ngDPce9
#Congratulations— Rachna Srivastava (@Shree_rachna) July 19, 2019
PM @narendramodi ji is the world's most admired Indian. Our honorabl #PM holds the highest position of all the indian on the list. His global Ranking is number six.
PM #Modi ji is the only Indian politician on the list. pic.twitter.com/AdVjqicvGq
No one matches NAMO charisma. New India needs such leaders.— Rajtaj6769 (@Rajtaj6769) July 18, 2019
Sounds like 3 Khans of Bollywood. But PM Modi is a Hollywood grade, befittingly acing Big B and Sahrukh. In fact, the two who follow cannot hold candle to The Numero Uno. PM Modi is way ahead of the two— dhananjay (@dhandunia) July 18, 2019
Of course shri Narendra Modi ji is most popular and admired indian but I feel if we want to grow our economy to 5 trillion soon then thousands of people with same dedication to hard work and love for country are needed.— Rajiv Gupta , Certified PMP Project Manager (@rguptas1972) July 19, 2019
Meanwhile, quite a few people have questioned the results.
He is admired for his phenomenal knowledge of science.— DR ABID HUSSAIN (@drhussain) July 18, 2019
A vain exercise in self-glorification.— Mohammed Mahmood (@mmfzd45) July 18, 2019