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SK50: India's most influential sports personalities

Who are the movers and shakers of Indian sports? Compiling a list of the 50 most influential sports personalities in India is a task that is as difficult as it is divisive. Which is why Sportskeeda left it to the experts to decide.

The sports personalities in the country were evaluated on the basis of the following two parameters:

1. Inspiration - Popular sports figures who have brought their sport closer to the masses and inspired renewed interest in it.

2. Power - Individuals with authority who have used their power to further the cause of Indian sports.

After a panel full of industry experts voted for the sports personalities in the country which, in their opinion, fulfilled the above two criteria, the final list of 50 was arrived at.

Disclaimer: The list only takes into account living individuals who are currently making a difference to Indian sports.