Notably, voting began on March 28 and will end on April 17.
Looking back at Narendra Modi: The star on TIME
Interestingly, PM Modi has always been a star on TIME magazine.
In 2016, he had won the TIME online poll for 'Person of the Year'. He had won with 18% vote, defeating Obama, Trump and Julian Assange.
Further, in 2015, Obama had written a profile of Modi for the magazine. He had written, "His (Modi) life story- from poverty to PM- reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise."
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Meghan Markle is also one of the contenders
Apart from politicians, other contenders include actor and lawyer Meghan Markle, who is soon going to marry Prince Harry; Elon Musk, Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani, and student activists fighting for stricter gun control laws in the United States.