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PM Narendra Modi out of race for Time 'Person of the Year' honour

PM Narendra Modi out of race for Time 'Person of the Year' honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won TIME's reader poll for 2014 Person of the Year, was left out of the final list that features Apple's Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Reuters) Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is out of the race of being adjudged Time 'Person of the Year' for 2014.

The American weekly magazine unveiled on Monday its eight finalists for the 2014 edition that include the Ferguson protesters, doctors and nurses treating Ebola victims and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The winner is due to be announced Wednesday. According to the magazine, the title will be given to those who have, for good or for ill, "most influenced the news and our lives in the past year".

Others who made it to the final list, announced by the magazine's managing editor Nancy Gibbs, are Russian President Vladimir Putin, pop singer Taylor Swift, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, Alibaba Founder and CEO Jack Ma and Masoud Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan since 2005.


PM Modi, however, added another feather to his cap.

Days after being named Asian of the Year by a Singaporean daily, the prime minister won Time's readers' poll of who the Person of the Year should be.

Modi won with over 16 per cent of all votes cast on the magazine's website.