CNN-IBN Indian of the Year, the biggest and the most credible award of the nation, honoured Indians whose endevours stood beyond the ordinary this year and in the process, built brand India. The pinnacle of Indian achievement, the award adheres to the unparallel four-tier process, standing resolute for the resilience and trust of a billion free Indian minds.

CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2009
Lifetime Achievement
Pandit Ravi Shankar
CNN-IBN Indian of the
Year 2009
AR Rahman
Winners of Special Awards
Completing 50 years in cinema
Kamal Haasan
Winners of Special Awards
Test cricket to break on through to the number one spot for the first time ever
The Indian cricket team
CNN-IBN INDIAN OF THE YEAR 2009-CATEGORIES WINNERS
Politics
RAHUL GANDHI
For energising the Congress and being the key strategist behind the party's revival in Uttar Pradesh.
Sports
SAINA NEHWAL
For taking Indian badminton to unprecedented heights by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Super Series title.
Business
THE SATYAM REVIVAL TEAM
For deft handling of a crisis triggered by the monumental Satyam scam, and preventing loss of faith in Indian businesses.
Entertainment
A R RAHMAN
For winning the Oscar and proving he is one of India's biggest influences on world music.
Public Service
PRATHAM
For their outstanding contribution in the field of universal literacy and education amongst children.

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