OCCUPATION: Gay rights and AIDS activist in India
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Heir apparent of the Kingdom of Rajpipla in Gujarat, India, who came out of the closet last year and was promptly disowned and disinherited by his family. As chairman of the organization Lakshya Trust, he has become an AIDS activist in a country where the HIV virus is running rampant, in part due to the stigma associated with both homosexuality and the disease.
CON: He has become a small sensation in the West, but remains largely unknown in India.
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