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Indians great, greater, greatest?

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July 28, 2015 16:22

"Choosing the Greatest Indian After Gandhi is difficult when the present exerts such a strong pull over our view of the past and there is a wide variation between how the greatness of an individual is assessed by the aam aadmi and by the expert, says Ramachandra Guha. Collating the votes, a final list of 10 was arrived at, which, in alphabetical order read: BR Ambedkar; Indira Gandhi; APJ Abdul Kalam; Lata Mangeshkar; Jawaharlal Nehru; Vallabhbhai Patel; JRD Tata; Sachin Tendulkar; Mother Teresa; AB Vajpayee.

Read  historian Ramchandra Guha's 2012 piece.

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