CNN-News 18 Indian of the Year 2017 Organized; Indian Citizens and Institutions Awarded for Contribution To Society

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Commemorating the achievements of the iconic Indian citizens and organizations for their outstanding achievements and remarkable contributions to the society, Network18 felicitated the winners of CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017 at an event held in New Delhi. The glittering ceremony witnessed the presence of eminent guests like Virat Kohli, Manushi Chhillar, Rajkummar Rao, Arun Jaitley, Kapil Dev, Afroz Shah and others.

The event was followed widely on social media and trended on twitter with #IndianoftheYear all through the evening. The audience included not just the ones seated at the venue but also across the nation through LIVE telecast on CNN-News18 and the live blog on News18.com.

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Instituted in 2006, the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year has over the years achieved credibility unmatched by others in the media industry. The award distinguishes itself by celebrating not only exemplary individuals and their achievements but also the ideas that have inspired India and impacted lives of the citizens. Over the years, the recipients of this prestigious award have included People of Chennai (2015) Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2014), the NGO Stop Acid Attacks (2013), Indian Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand (2012), Anna Hazare (2011), Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (2010), A R Rahman(2009), G Madhavan Nair (2008), E Sreedharan (2007) and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2006).

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The winners of this year are as follows:
SPORTS
Kidambi Srikanth

BUSINESS
Acharya Balkrishna

PUBLIC SERVICE
Afroz Shah

ENTERTAINMENT
Rajkummar Rao

Outstanding Achievement
Team Baahubali
Mohan Lal

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS & CSR
Adar Poonawala

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT
Indian Women’s Cricket Team
Manushi Chhillar

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