Ratan Tata tops list of ‘trusted’ businessmen


New Delhi: Ratan Tata was on March 2 ranked the most trusted name among businessmen in India in a list compiled by popular magazine Reader’s Digest that placed the warring Ambani brothers much below.
Tata was ranked second only to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the list of 100 most trusted individuals in India and was far ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ranked seventh, and young Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at 29.
Business leaders ranked higher than Ambanis, as per an online poll conducted by Reader’s Digest magazine; include Infosys’ Narayan Murthy (fourth), Kumar Mangalam Birla (20th), IT major Wipro Azim Premji (10th) and many other captains of Industry.
Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries was placed 74th, three rungs ahead of his younger brother Anil who heads Reliance ADA group.
The overall list of most trusted public figures in the country names various politicians, journalists, film actors, sportspersons and businessmen among others.
Other business leaders who find place in the list include — ArcelorMittal chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal, Bharti Airtel group chairman and MD Sunil Mittal, Biocon chairperson and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, HDFC’s Deepak Parekh and ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar.

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