Modi beats Pope Francis and Dalai Lama in a ranking of the world’s most admired people

In India, politicians are generally perceived to be corrupt and marred in scandals. Yet, prime minister Narendra Modi has managed to break that perception and emerged as one of the most admired people in the world.

Ranked the sixth most admired person on the planet, Modi beat the head of the catholic church Pope Francis, American investor Warren Buffett, and US president Donald Trump.

Among Indians, Modi is more admired than cricket icons such as MS Dhoni (the second most admired Indian) and Sachin Tendulkar (7), business tycoon Ratan Tata (3), and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, and Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.

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