Popular news channel CNN-IBN will give away 'Indian of the Year' award to the most-popular newsmaker of the country for his/her notable contribution to the society.
The channel has nominated many important personalities from various fields like entertainment, politics, business, sports and society in general. Noted personalities like K Chandrashekar Rao, P Vijayan, Sania Mirza, Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut and others have found a spot in the 'Indian of the Year' nominee list.
Social media users have been asked to post their statuses with the respective hashtags of the nominees.
Kerala Armed Police battalion DIG P Vijayan IPS has been ranked top among the contestants with maximum supporters who have been posting their status message on Facebook with the hashtag #iotyPVijayan.
Vijayan was the brain behind the Student Police Cadet Project and has initiated several innovative schemes to promote education among poor children.
Voting ended on Saturday at 6.30pm.
Check-out the nominee list below:
For delivering super-hit film "Kick" and grossing more than Rs. 230 crore, superstar Salman Khan has been named in the list. Support the actor with #iotySalmanKhan
To support "Queen" star Kangana Ranaut use #iotyKanganaRanaut
To support Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan use #iotySRKFarah
To support "Satyamev Jayate" host Aamir Khan use #iotyAamirKhan
Support Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao at #iotyKCRao
To support Naveen Patnaik for handling the administration during Cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha use #iotyNaveenPatnaik
To support Mamata Banerjee use #iotyMamataBanerjee
Support Amit Shah with #iotyAmitShah
To support Bharatiya Janata Party's Arun Jaitley use #iotyArunJaitley
To support Azim Premji for helping the underprivileged by giving away billions of dollars, use #iotyAzimPremji
Aviation giants, founders of IndiGo airlines -- Aditya Ghosh and Rahul Bhatia are amongst the nominees of Indian of the Year 2014.
To support Vishal Sikka use #iotyVishalSikka
To support Satya Nadella use #iotySatyaNadella
To support product Chief of Google Sundar Pichai use hashtag #iotySundarPichai
To support Pawan Munjal use #iotyPawanMunjal
To support MD & CEO of Tata Consultancy Services N. Chandrasekaran use hashtag #iotyNChandrasekaran
To support Aditya Puri for building HDFC Bank from scratch use #iotyAdityaPuri
To support Chanda Kochhar use #iotyChandaKochhar
To support Harin Thaker for providing mid-day meals to over 1.4 million school children in India every day use #iotyHarinThaker
To support America's youngest Surgeon General Vivek Murthy use #iotyVivekMurthy
To support Chetan Bhagat for his literary contributions, use #iotyChetanBhagat
To support Tongam Rina for her journalistic contributions use the hashtag #iotyTongamRina
To support Padma Shri freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt use #iotyYogeshwarDutt
To support the only Indian to win back-to-back World Badminton Championship medals P V Sindhu use #iotyPVSindhu
To support Tennis player Sania Mirza use #iotySaniaMirza
To support Billiards champion Pankaj Advani use #iotyPankajAdvani