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Mary Kom More Admired than Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar in India: Survey

Mary Kom is the most admired woman in India, according to a survey by the conducted by YouGov, ahead of the likes of Kiran Bedi, Lata Mangeshkar, Sushma Swaraj.

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Updated:September 26, 2019, 2:49 PM IST
Mary Kom More Admired than Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar in India: Survey
Deepika Padukone, Mary Kom and Priyanka Chopra (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Indian boxing legend Mary Kom tops the 'most admired women' list in India according to an annual survey conducted by YouGov. The six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom has an admiration rating of 10.30 per cent, which makes her the only Indian among the top 25 in the world.

Other Indians who have made it to the list includes Kiran Bedi (9.46 per cent), Lata Mangeshkar (9.23 per cent), Sushma Swaraj (7.13 per cent) and Deepika Padukone (6.35 per cent).

The survey was conducted on 42,000 people from 41 countries to create the list of most admired people in the world, with two separate categories for men and women. The most-admired woman in the world is Michelle Obama, followed (in order) by Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth II, and Emma Watson.


Earlier this month, the 36-year-old Olympic bronze medallist name had been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, country's second-highest civilian award. In 2013, Mary was honoured with Padma Bhushan and was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2006.

In August at the first-ever 'Awards for Asia' ceremony organised by the Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS Asia), Mary bagged the Best Female Athlete Award following her exploits in the Asian women's boxing scene.

According to the survey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most admired men in India with an admiration score of 15.66 per cent. Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose admiration rating is 8.58 per cent, is at number 2.

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