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CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017: Virat Kohli is Indian of the Year | November 30, 2017, 11:51 PM IST
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The year 2006 saw the introduction of the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year. The initiative recognises the Indian(s) whose contribution to the country in a calendar year has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process.

Having seen nine editions since its inception, the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year has cemented its position as the biggest awards in the domain of news television and an institution of impeccable credibility.
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A quick recap of the winners at the 11th edition of Indian of the Year so far: 

 Public Service — Afroz Shah 

Sports — Kidambi Srikanth 

Entertainment  — Rajkummar Rao

Outstanding Achievement — Team Baahubali 

Business  — Acharya Balkrishna

Special Achievement  — Manushi Chhillar 

Special Achievement —  Indian Women’s Cricket Team

Jio Popular Choice for Indian of the Year  —  Virat Kohli

Outstanding Award in Business and CSR  — Adar Poonawalla

Special Achievement — Ravi Shastri 

Indian of the Year —  Virat Kohli

Nov 30, 2017 9:38 pm (IST)

Finally, Indian of the Year award for 2017 has gone to Virat Kohli

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Indian Cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has been given an award for special achievement

Nov 30, 2017 9:27 pm (IST)

The award in the Business & CSR category goes to Adar Poonawala. As CEO of Serum Institute, he has taken the pharma company to new heights. Nearly two-thirds of world’s children are vaccinated with a Serum Institute product. Serum Institute vaccines sold at a fraction of global prices his charitable foundation supports path-breaking civic initiatives in Pune.

Nov 30, 2017 9:11 pm (IST)

Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli has been given an award for POPULAR CHOICE. he is only captain to score ten international hundreds in a calendar year, fastest to 9,000 runs in international cricket and has the most centuries scored as captain for the Indian team. He is the only one after Brian Lara to score 5 double hundreds as captain. He has led team India to no. 1 rank in test cricket.

Nov 30, 2017 9:04 pm (IST)

Winner for group SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT goes to the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. Runners-up at 2017 ICC World Cup in England. They beat World no.1 & defending champions Australia in semi final. 

Nov 30, 2017 8:57 pm (IST)

The individual winner for SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT goes to Manushi Chhillar. The 20-year-old won Miss World 2017 Pageant. She is the first Miss World From India since Priyanka Chopra won in 2000.

Nov 30, 2017 8:45 pm (IST)

Winner in the Business category is Acharya Balakrishnan. Balakrishnan Converted Patanjali into a marketing powerhouse to become India’S 2nd-largest FMCG company. His Wealth has grown 173% to 70,000 crore.

Nov 30, 2017 8:39 pm (IST)

Winner in Entertainment Category for Outstanding Achievment goes to team Baahubali. The film has emerged as biggest blockbuster of the Indian Film Industry, grossing over Rs 2000 crores

Nov 30, 2017 8:30 pm (IST)

The winner in Entertainment category for best actor goes to Rajkumar Rao. Rao has emerged as Bollywood’S most Verstile actor in 2017 with three storngest and diverse performances in ‘Trapped’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ & ‘Newton’

Nov 30, 2017 8:01 pm (IST)

The second category – Indian of the Year for Sports 2017-  has been presented by Union minister Suresh Prabhu to Kidambi Srikanth.

Nov 30, 2017 7:56 pm (IST)

The first category – Indian of the Year for Public Service 2017-  has been presented by Union minister Suresh Prabhu to Afroz Shah.

Nov 30, 2017 7:24 pm (IST)

Welcome address by Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of the board of directors at Network18 

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Telugu actress Ramya Krishnan at the event 

Nov 30, 2017 7:15 pm (IST)

Ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth at the event

Nov 30, 2017 7:01 pm (IST)

Indian Ocean's performance has ended. CNN-News18's Sanket Upadhyay and Shreya Dhoundial are now talking to guests.

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Spotted at the event:

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The event has begun. Indian Ocean is the opening act.

CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017: Virat Kohli is Indian of the Year
Indian of the Year-Popular Choice- Virat Kohli.

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