New York, May 2: The Time magazine has included three Indians - Congress president Sonia Gandhi, industrialist Ratan Tata and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi - in its 2008 list of the world's 100 most influential people. The list also included Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Sonia Gandhi, the only Indian politician to find a place in the list, has found place in the category of leaders and revolutionaries, while Nooyi and Tata figure in the list of ‘Builders and Titans’.

The Time said the account of 61-year-old Sonia Gandhi is "remarkable at every level" and its narrative about the Congress leader has a fairy-tale element. On the other hand, the magazine said that the best way to describe 52-year-old Nooyi is as a "world class leader". Her sharp strategic mind, tremendous market insight and humanitarian contributions all combined to make her a rare executive among the global corporate giants, it said.

Seventy-year-old Ratan Tata has been hailed for unveiling his tiny Re one lakh car 'Nano'.

The list covers leaders and revolutionaries, heroes and pioneers, scientists and thinkers, artistes and entertainers and builders and titans who are perceived to have a made a profound impact on the world.
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(Posted on 03 May 2008, 1675569802 3O236O47O240)