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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Most popular Tamilian - IBN Live Poll

Polls are merely a cross-sectional view that at best claims to represent public opinion. I don't take the media conducted opinion polls too seriously , but what got me interested in this one was the topic.

IBN Live is conducting an online poll all of this week where readers can vote for their "favorite/popular tamilian ( I presume of the last 5 decades)" . The six personalities in the race are Prez. Abdul Kalam, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Periyar, Rajinikanth, Illayaraja, Viswanathan Anand.

The "could have been included but no space" list would include (In my opinion) M.S.Swaminthan, Rajaji, Kamaraj , M.G.R , Sivaji Ganesan, A.R.Rahman , R.K.Narayan, Jayakanthan.

Last heard the Prez was leading the polls.


  • Kamal Hassan's name is missing both in IBN's and your list

    By Blogger Nayag, at 2:28 PM  

  • our next CM MK Stalin is also missing :))

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 8:48 PM  

  • Seems to be an interesting poll... I feel the Prez and ARR may compete finally, with Rajinikanth coming closer to themm...

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 6:51 AM  

  • you missed Narain karthikeyan too!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:58 PM  

  • I voted for Rajni. Shivaji, Kamal and Kalaignar would definitely be in the top 10. I would also go for CHO as a rank outsider but one of the best in the journalist category which is missing from the shorlisted panel

    By Blogger RK, at 4:03 PM  

  • nayag - how naive of me. If there is Rajini, how can Kamal not be there ?

    gorm - dai..

    anon - Narain? Its still early days.

    rk - Cho is not universally popular. Appeals only to the elitist. Annadurai is more popular than MK on that count.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:29 PM  

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