Readers Digest published a survey about the most trusted Indians and it was no surprise to see A.P.J.Abdul Kalam lead the pack.

I was suprised to see the survey results quite match closely with my personal views too.

See the full list for your self to see if it matches yours.

1. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, 2. Ratan Tata, 3. Kiran Bedi. 4. Narayana Murthy, 5. A.R. Rahman, 6. Viswanathan Anand, 7. Manmohan Singh, 8. Sachin Tendulkar, 9. R.K. Laxman, 10. G. Madhavan Nair, Amartya Sen and Azim Premji.

13. Nandan Nilekani, 14. Amitabh Bachchan, 15. Lakshmi Mittal, 16. Zakir Hussain, 17. Dr Devi Shetty, 18. E. Sreedharan and Aamir Khan, 20. Prakash and Mandakini Amte, Kumar Mangalam Birla, D. Subbarao and Anna Hazare.

24. K.G. Balakrishnan, 25. Abhinav Bindra, 26. Sunil Mittal, 27. Dr. P. Venugopal, 28. Prannoy Roy, 29. Rahul Gandhi, 30. Rahul Bajaj.

31. Sanjeev Kapoor, 32. Shyam Benegal, 33. B.K.S. Iyengar and Dr. Indira Hinduja, 35. Arvind Kejriwal, 36. Sabeer Bhatia, 37. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Narain Karthikeyan, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar and Dr. Ramesh C. Deka.

41. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, 42. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 43. N. Ram and Jaspal Bhatti, 45. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 46. Javed Akhtar and Jaideep Bose, 48. Medha Patkar and Mahesh Bhupathi, 50. P. Chidambaram.

51. Khushwant Singh and Deepak Parekh, 53. Shah Rukh Khan, 54. Prabhu Chawla, 55. Tarla Dalal and Bittu Sehgal, 57. Leander Paes, 58. Kiran Desai, 59. Ramchandra Guha and P. Sainath.

61. Rajdeep Sardesai, R.K. Pachauri and Chanda Kochhar, 64. Sushmita Sen, 65. Barkha Dutt, 66. Arundhati Roy, 67. Pratibha Patil, Ela Bhatt, Rajnikanth and Vikram Seth.

71. Kamal Haasan, 72. Sonia Gandhi, 73. Pranab Mukherjee, 74. Mukesh Ambani, 75. Aruna Roy, 76. Shobhaa De, 77. Anil Ambani, 78. Anurag Kashyap, 79. Arun Shourie, 80. Mohanlal.

81. Sania Mirza, 82. Aishwarya Rai, 83. Mata Amritandamayi, 84. Shashi Tharoor, 85. Tarun Tejpal, 86. Arun Jaitley, 87. Narendra Modi, 88. Sathya Sai Baba, 89. Omar Abdullah, 90. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

91. M.F. Husain, 92. Parag Parikh, 93. Lalit Modi, 94. L.K. Advani, 95. Ekta Kapoor, 96. Mamata Banerjee, 97. Sharad Pawar, 98. Prakash Karat, 99. Lalu Prasad, 100. Mayawati.

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