Odisha athlete Dutee Chand in 50 most powerful Indians list

New Delhi: Here’s another good news for the fastest sprinter of  country Dutee Chand as she found place in the list of India’s 50 most powerful people.

Olympian Dutee has been ranked 47th in the most powerful Indians list published in August edition of India Today, country’s leading English magazine.

She was featured in this year’s list for her outstanding performance at 2018 Asian Games and 2019 World Unversiade.

The weekly magazine termed her first openly ‘gay’ sportsperson in its brief description.

“India’s first openly ‘gay’ sportsperson, Dutee Chand won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games. She also won gold at the 2019 World Unversiade. With the gold, Dutee Chand became the second Indian sprinter ever to do so at a global event,” India Today wrote.

The power list 2019 is topped by the world’s 13th richest man Mukesh Ambani, who has a net worth of $50 billion (Rs 3.45 lakh crore).

Kumar Mangalam Birla found second spot in the list of most powerful Indians followed by Gautam Adani, Uday Kotak, Anand Mahindra and Ratan Tata. Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has been ranked 7th in the list, while Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is in the 9th position in the list.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the list of India’s most powerful politician followed by Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari.

Here’s the list of 50 most powerful Indians

1. Mukesh Ambani

2. Kumar Mangalam Birla

3. Gautam Adani

4. Uday Kotak

5. Anand Mahindra

6. Ratan Tata

7. Virat Kohli

8. N Chandrashekharan

9. Amitabhh Bachchan

10. Shiv Nadar

11. Ajay Piramal

12. Azim H Premji

13. Sajjan Jindal

14. Anil Agarwal

15. Uday Shankar

16. Amit Agarwal

17. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

18. Sanjiv Goenka

19. Harish Salve

20. Sunil Bharti Mittal

21. Akshay Kumar

22. Aditya Puri

23. Nita Ambani

24. Ajay Singh

25. Baba Ramdev

26. Vineet Jain

27. Ranveer Singh

28. Shashi Tharoor

29. Salman Khan

30. RC Bhargava

31. Mahendra Mohan Gupta and Sanjay Gupta

32. Sanjiv Puri

33. Vijay Shekhar Sharma

34. Dr Naresh Trehan

35. Rahul Bhatia

36. Rajinikanth

37. Sanjiv Bajaj

38. Dilip Shanghvi

39. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

40. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

41. Pawan Munjal

42. Deepika Padukone

43. Ritesh Agarwal

44. Kiran Nadar

45. Byju Raveendran

46. Prasoon Joshi

47. Dutee Chand

48. Ekta Kapoor

49. Monika Shergill

50. Amish Tripathi

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