Three Indians Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju, and Mukesh Ambani have featured into TIME 100 Most Influential People list of 2019.
Mukesh Ambani who is Chairman and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company. It is the most valuable Indian company in terms of its market value.
Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju are Indian women lawyers who lead the legal battle to strike down the colonial era’s Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalized gay sex. In September 2018, Supreme Court in unanimous decision partly struck down IPC Section 377, thus removing ban imposed on consensual gay sex and affirming human rights of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.
Apart, Global prominent names that have featured in this list included US President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pope Francis, golfer Tiger Woods, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.0
Time 100 most influential list is a list of 100 most influential people in the world released annually by US-based ‘Time’ news magazine. It was first published in 1999. Its entrants are recognized for changing world, regardless of the consequences of their actions. The list has now become a highly publicized event, as an appearance on the list is seen as global honor.