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Abdul Kalam, Ratan Tata most trusted Indians – Politicians Least !

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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 .

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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 !)

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  1. balaji yadhav says

    How would you feel if you realise that your Country has been the richest country for the most of the years humans inhabited this planet.Yes India has been the most prosperous country for most of human existence.Check this link
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_past_GDP_%28PPP%29

  2. Madhav Shivpuri says

    Guess, without reading the offline version of RD I won’t know who were the other personalities on the list…but if people like Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Home Minister P.Chidambaram, Shashi Tharoor or Amitabh Bachchan were on the list, I wonder how would they rank?

  3. samdani says

    I am happy that A P J Abdul Kalam Sahab is the most(Number 1 position) trusted. I reflects on his religion, etc.

    I am happy it is Muslim who is the most trusted in India. It is also prophet Mohammed S.A.S (peace be upon him) the most trusted person in the whole universe.

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