What make the country so great are their people. There are many people who have served our nation and they have served with pride and honor and have made it worth living. There are many of them who influenced the people, especially the youth to a great extent making them think and act. There are simply two kinds of influences one is bad and the other one is good. It is always easy to get influenced by the bad as it is damn easy, but getting influenced by the good is a little difficult. As rightly said by Megan Whalen a Psychologist that – “sometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first.” This is very true. The country has been functioning like this and it will continue to do.
Here is a list of Top 20 Most Influential Leaders of India Ever.
20. Jyoti Basu
JyotiBasu has been the longest serving chief minister of any state in India. An Atheist in his thinking, he was one of the most influencing person in the Indian history.
19. EM Sankaran Namboodiripad
He was the first communist leader who was selected as the Chief Minister of any place. He was a well-known journalist and a writer as well. He has influenced a lot of people by his thinking and work.
18. Sunil Dutt
A former actor and one of the best leaders who actually made an effort to change the country or his state in some way or another. He founded the NargisDutt foundation to treat cancer patients.
17. N.T. Rama Rao
He was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms and he got the highest number of wins from the people. He was a brilliant politician and under his tenure the 27 percent of reservation for the OBC was implemented.
16. Sonia Gandhi
She has been the president of the INC for fifteen years now and she is no doubt a powerful woman and she has influenced several people. She has played a great role in passing the bills and has played a great role as a politician.
15. Rajiv Gandhi
He has influenced many people and not just that he is the man who diminished the License Raj and influenced the people to use science and technology.
14. P.V. Narsimha Rao
He was a strong man and a great leader and was the Prime Minister of India. He has taken several decisions, which worked for the country and also introduced computer based training system for NSE in 1994.
13. Shashi Tharoor
He is one of the most well-read leaders in India and is a writer as well. He is very outspoken and he has speaks about the issues openly. He is very smart and tech savvy as well.
12. Dr. Zakir Hussain
Dr. Zakirhussainwasthe former president of India and also the founder of JamiaMiliaIslamia University. He is one of the most influential leaders of India.
11. Narendra Modi
He is one of the leaders who has influenced the country with his ideas and work and today he has become the Prime Minister of the country winning with several votes.