Who was the first Indian to be the Time’s person of the year?



Time magazine has named ‘You’ the netizen as this year's ‘Person of the Year.’

Reuters reports: "For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is you," Lev Grossman wrote.

So you and I have become the Time’s person of the year.

But who was the first Indian to be the Time’s person of the year? In fact he is the lone Indian in that long list which starts in 1927. Yes, it was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1930.

From Times

Curiously, it was in a jail that the year's end found the little half-naked brown man whose 1930 mark on world history will undoubtedly loom largest of all. It was exactly twelve months ago that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Indian National Congress promulgated the Declaration of Indian Independence. It was in March that he marched to the sea to defy Britain's salt tax as some New Englanders once defied a British tea tax. It was in May that Britain jailed Gandhi at Poona. Last week he was still there, and some 30,000 members of his Independence movement were caged elsewhere. The British Empire was still wondering fearfully what to do about them all, the Empire's most staggering problem.