And the Winners Are...
Indian of the Year 2012
Custodian of India’s greatest indigenous business empire and a man who has never cowered from taking bold decisions, Ratan Tata stepped down this year as Chairman of Tata Sons, thus completing a successful innings that saw the Tata Group as well as India itself transform.
Troublemaker of the Year: Mamata Banerjee, for her meaningless tirades against innocent people and the Central Government
Politician of the Year: Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, for showing the way ahead with his clean politics and professional work
Memorable Visit of the Year: Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to India, for reminding us of the everlasting bond between the two nations
Best State of the Year: Gujarat, for successfully completing irrigation projects that has made agriculture a successful venture in the state
City of the Year: New Delhi, for rekindling the spirit of Indian democracy in the protests against the Delhi Gang Rape.
Best Documentary: Nobody’s Countrymen, 30 Minutes, CNN-IBN
Best Movie: Vicky Donor, for its refreshing take on urban India and its message of national integration
Best Ad: Dil Dheere Dheere, the Hero MotoCorp official theme song, for its motivational message and music
Sportspersons of the Year Krishna: India’s distinguished medalists at the 2012 London Olympics: Vijay Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt
Team of the Year: Indian Men’s Field Hockey Team, for qualifying in the 2012 London Olympics and helping restore the pride of India’s national sport
Memorable Event: World Series Hockey
Commemorative Award: Sachin Tendulkar, for a distinguished innings in ODIs
Businessman of the Year: Dilip Shanghvi, former chairman of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, for leading India’s most valuable drug-maker in a field that gives India immense International weight
Car of the Year: The New Maruti Alto 800, for resurrecting India’s favourite family car
Series of the Year: The DAAD Files, for a unique perspective into the life of a DAAD intern in Germany
Documentary of the Year: 1966: The Bombing of Aizawl, for an insightful view into one of Northeast India's darkest chapters.