The CNN-IBN Indian of the Year is an award presented annually to various Indians for their work in their respective fields by the Indian media house CNN-IBN. The awards are presented in various categories of Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment, Public Service and Global Indian. It is the brainchild of world renowned news traders Padmashri Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose.In its 9th edition, ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year’ has cemented its position as the biggest awards in the domain of News television and an institution of impeccable credibility.
The awards adhere to a robust selection procedure in selecting the awardees, that begins with an editorially driven nomination process overseen by our Editorial Board leading to the final selection of winners by a Jury consisting of a select group of distinguished personalities.In addition to the traditional award categories of Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Public Service and Global Indian, a new category, that of a ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Popular Choice’ has been introduced in the ninth edition, where one awardee will be chosen from the 35 nominees across categories basis the votes received from public through Facebook.
An honour that embodies Greatness