The fastest sprinter of the country, Dutee Chand has been featured in the 47th spot among ’50 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN INDIA’ compiled by leading magazine India Today.
The magazine wrote, “India’s first openly ‘gay’ sportsperson, Dutee Chand won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games. She also won gold at the 2019 World Universiade. With the gold, Dutee Chand became the second Indian sprinter ever to do so at a global event.”
The power list 2019 is topped by the world’s 13th richest man Mukesh Ambani, who has a net worth of $50 billion (Rs 3.45 lakh crore).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the list of India’s most powerful politician followed by Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari.
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has been ranked 7th in the list, while Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is in the 9th position in the list.