Abdul Kalam, Ratan Tata most trusted Indians – Politicians Least !
Abdul Kalam and Ratan Tata were the most trusted Indians in a survey carried out by Readers Digest. Expectedly, most Politicians came under the least trusted category ! Out of total 100 public personalities, 9 out of bottom 15 personalities were politicians.
The Online survey showed that 78-year-old Dr Abdul Kalam was on top of the list, while Industrialist and Philanthropist Mr. Ratan Tata came in at 2nd position .
Of the 15 most trusted, five are businessmen – which is quite a surprise, considering that Indians have traditionally been suspicious of businessmen with a few exceptions such as the Tatas.
Among others who made it to Top 15 list were Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman, Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, Uber Popular cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Cartoonist R.K. Laxman and Amartya Sen. One thing common amongst most of these top 15 personalities is that, even though they very popular and live a public life – they have stayed clear of any controversies over long periods of time.
Among, Politicians Rahul Gandhi was the only Politician who ranked very well, while on the other side Mayawati ranked lowest amongst all the politicians who were polled (what can one expects when Maya erects her own statues with the public money !)