Do You Know Who The Top Indian Newsmaker of 2022 Are?

Stories from Society By Ritika Tripathi | 3 min read

Just like that, we have ended another rollercoaster year! 2022 was a bus full of passengers – deadly corona, hits of natural disasters, the attack of Taliban on Afghanistan, and Trump. The year started in a mess but as the bus of 2022 got on the road moving, & everything was made to sit in place.

We finally got rid of the corona, the Taliban too decided to take over Afghanistan to rule in a human manner, people took extra steps to reduce carbon footprints, sustainable fashion grew, sustainable life was promoted… and trump. Well, he was not all that bad after all.

India saw a lot of growth this year. 2022 was a great year for us. We witness Indian businesses reach the zenith of the world industry and Indian celebrities making it to global cinema, Indian artists unwrapped Indian culture in front of the world and the list of Indian newsmakers of 2022 is endless. And still here is a try.

Praggnanandhaa Defeated the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen

Indian Chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated the world champion Magnus Carlsen and became one of the top Indian newsmaker of 2022 and became the fifth-youngest person ever to achieve the title of GrandMaster at the age of 16 on 22nd February 2022.

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Do you know? He became the International master in chess at the age of 10, the youngest person in the history of the sport. Not only this, he earned the grandmaster title at the age of 12. This Indian Newsmaker of 2022 made the whole country proud.

Gautam Adani Became the Third Richest Person in The World

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The chairperson of the Adani group – Gautam Adani incredible rise continues. According to Forbes magazine -the Indian infrastructure mogul became the Third richest person in the world. Adani was the real Indian newsmaker of 2022 by surpassing Jeff Bezos.

Geetanjali Shree’s Book Won The Booker

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In May, Geetanjali Shree became the first woman from the Indian language to win the International Booker prize for her novel ‘Tomb of sand’ originally written in Hindi as ‘Ret Samadhi’ – translated into English by Daisy Rockwell. She became the Indian newsmaker of 2022 who opened a gate for Indian writers, a gate of hope it is.

Sargam Koushal Became Mrs. World 2022

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Sargam Koushal who hails from Jammu won Mrs. India World 2022 title – for married women in June this year in Mumbai, later she won Mrs. World – international beauty pageant at an event held in Las Vegas and defeated 63 other contestants to bring back the coveted title home after a long wait of 21 years.

Since childhood, Sargam excelled in everything she put her hands into. She is a teacher by profession, content writer, model, and painter. The 32-year-old Sargam is married to Jammu-based Aditya Manohar Sharma, a Lieutenant Commander in the Indian Navy.

Indeed, Sargam Koushal the pretty Indian Newsmaker of 2022 is a charmer and her achievements have not only made her family but the whole country proud of her.

Droupadi Murmu, Our First Tribal President

The 15th president of India is a trailblazer in herself. She is the proudest Indian newsmaker of 2022, and I am sure no one disagrees. She was born into poverty in a Santhali tribe; she was the first woman in her community to go to college for further studies which in itself is a remarkable achievement coming from a tribal background.

She is the first president from the tribal community and the second to become the President of India after Mrs. Pratibha Patil.

President Droupadi Murmu is a pathbreaker in a true sense and an inspiration to millions of people in India and now being the premier of the country is a blessing to all of us.

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The First Woman To Head Reliance Retail Sector- Isha Ambani

In August, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani announced succession plans for Jio and the next-gen leaders for his empire.

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With new blood and new ideas, the honcho handed over various sectors of his business to his children. His daughter Isha Ambani became the first woman to head the retail sector which in itself is a shining example of woman empowerment. She is an alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale University.

She is an inspiration to millions of young girls to make it big in this male-dominated society and head an empire. Isha became the top Indian newsmaker of 2022 in the month of August.

Sharad Vivek Sagar Made a Name For Himself In Harvards

Mr. Sharad Vivek Sagar became the first Indian president of Harvard University and became an Indian newsmaker of 2022.

Sagar was born in Zerdei -a small village in Bihar. He belonged to a very humble background where even a newspaper used to come a day late which suggests how hard he worked to be where he is today. He is also a social entrepreneur and used to come as an expert on Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Rishi Sunak The Indian-British Prime Minister

how can we forget about the first Indian-origin British Prime Minister? Proud Rishi Sunak made headlines throughout the world. He became an Indian newsmaker of 2022 & with it became the month’s most talked-about figure. In addition to successfully taking over his responsibility, he also demonstrated his love for Indian culture by starting the office with a “stapna pooja” and a coconut-breaking ceremony.

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Deepika Padukone & Nora Fatehi at FIFA World Cup

This year two of the top actress of Bollywood represented India at the prestigious FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar

Deepika Padukone unveiled the trophy in the closing ceremony.

While Nora Fatehi performed the Light The Sky anthem i.e. this year’s anthem of the FIFA 2022 closing ceremony. These beauties represented India and made all of us feel more connected with the world cup at heart. The two beauties have always been hot topics for the media but with this, both became proud Indian newsmakers of India.

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We at Mad4India salute all these top Indian newsmaker of 2022, who with their works and achievements brought laurels for the country and were an inspiration to many Indian youths.

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