Sikh 100

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been listed as the world’s most powerful, influential and contemporary Sikh in the first edition of the annual ‘Sikh 100’ published here.
According to the list — the world’s first comprehensive ranking of the most powerful, influential and contemporary Sikhs in the world, brought out by the Sikh Directory — 81-year old Singh is “highly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar”. “He is well regarded for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour,” a profile of Singh read.
Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, 69, ranks as the second most powerful Sikh on the list. Jathedar Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh, current religions head of Sri Akaal Takht Sahib, the supreme religious authority of the Sikhs, is listed third. He is followed by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal. Some of the others on the list are Ajaypal Singh Banga, president and CEO, Master-Card Worldwide (8); Gursharan Kaur, wife of PM Manmohan Singh (13); Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of Shiromani Akali Dal and deputy Punjab CM (14) and Khushwant Singh, journalist and novelist (22nd).

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