Topping any popularity poll or survey isn’t a big deal for superstar Rajinikanth given the fact that his popularity transcends regional, linguistic and even national borders. Not so unexpectedly, the star has just topped an online poll conducted by NDTV television channel to find out the 25 ‘best Indians’ and has proved beyond doubt that he is the ‘undisputed’ superstar of the country.
NDTV, one of the leading news channels in the country, is in the process of celebrating its ‘silver jubilee’. On the eve of completing 25 years in the Indian satellite world, the channel decided to conduct an on-line survey to find out who are the ‘25 Greatest Living Indians’ who have made a telling impact in the lives of Indians during this period.
The members of the public can directly log on to NDTV’s official website and vote in favour of their idols. The list of VVIPs include former president APJ Abdul Kalam, cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ratan Tata and others.
Each day, votes are polled on and the status of these VVIPs on the list vis-à-vis their rank would keep on changing.
Rajinikanth, who stood in the third spot a few days back, has rocketed his way to the top and has bagged 8.01% of the votes polled so far. Dr A P J Abdul Kalam is right behind Rajini bagging 7.42% of the votes.
Sachin Tendulkar and A R Rahman occupy the 3rd and 4th spots in the list and are followed by Shah Rukh Khan at the 9th spot and Amitabh Bachchan at 11th spot.
Rajini’s fans, who might remained unaware of this poll, now have a chance to show their loyalty by keeping their idol top in the list!