Independence Day is around the corner, and the media are lining up to salute the 60th year of freedom from the British. A poll done by NDTV (sample size 8337) using a commissioned survey, the internet and SMS, has named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as the greatest Indian icon with 52 per cent of the votes going to the Mahatma. He is followed by Mother Teresa (17 per cent), J.R.D. Tata (9 per cent), Indira Gandhi (7 per cent), N.R. Narayana Murthy (6 per cent), Amitabh Bachchan (5 per cent), and Jawaharlal Nehru (4 per cent).
Agree? Disagree? Who are the others who deserve a place in our hearts and minds?