From its introduction in the year 2006, CNN-News18 Indian of the Year is back for 2017 and it certainly has gone bigger. The initiative recognises the Indian(s) whose contribution to the country in a calendar year has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process.
Indian youngsters like Virat Kohli and Manushi Chhillar has inspired young boys and girls all over the world and it came as no surprise when they were chosen the winners in their respective sections.
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A quick recap of the winners at the 11th edition of Indian of the Year :
Public Service — Afroz Shah
Sports — Kidambi Srikanth
Entertainment — Rajkummar Rao
Outstanding Achievement — Team Baahubali
Business — Acharya Balkrishna
Special Achievement — Manushi Chhillar
Special Achievement — Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami
Jio Popular Choice for Indian of the Year — Virat Kohli
Outstanding Award in Business and CSR — Adar Poonawalla
Special Achievement — Ravi Shastri
Indian of the Year — Virat Kohli