OCCUPATION: Social activist
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Legendary Gandhian social activist who created a thriving model village in a once impoverished patch of western India and joined the endless battle against corruption. His participation in a hunger strike last year forced the government to back down from legislation that would have watered down a freedom of information provision in the law.
CON: His influence is limited mainly to the Indian subcontinent.