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* Taijul Islam - Bangladesh Cricketer, became the first bowler in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day cricket.
* Anil Kumar Sinha - Appointed the new CBI Director to succeed Ranjit Sinha.
* Deven Verma - Veteran Hindi film and television actor, he passed away.
* Niranjan Jyoti - Union Minister of state for food processing industries, made controversial communal remarks.
* S Ravi - Indian umpire, included in 25-member list for ICC World Cup.
* V R Krishna Iyer - Eminent jurist, he passed away.
* Ajit Seth - He got six-month extension as Cabinet secretary.
* Narendra Modi - He was named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore daily, The Straits Times. He also won TIME readers’ poll for ‘Person of the Year’.
* Mohammad Hafeez - Pakistan cricket, suspended by the ICC after his bowling action was found to be illegal.
* Ramalinga Raju - Satyam founder, he gets 6-month imprionment.
* Mukesh Ambani - He was featured amongst the most searched personalities online in 2014.
* Ebola fighters - Named Time magazine Person of the Year 2014.
* Kailash Satyarthi & Malala Yousafzai - They received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent.
* Sarita Devi - She received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon Asian Games. She was also given a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for this incident.
* Ricky Ponting - Appointed head coach of Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians.
* Richard Rahul Verma - Indian-American, he was appointed US Ambassador to India.
* Vladimir Putin - Russian President, he visited India for India-Russia annual bilateral summit.
* Virat Kohli - He became the third cricket player in Test match history to score a century on his debut as captain. Also he became second player to score twin centuries on his captaincy debut.
* Ding Junhui - Chinese Snooker Player, he became the first Asian player to take the world number one snooker ranking.
* Madan Mitra - West Bengal transport minister, he was arrested in Saradha scam.
* Arunima Sinha - First female amputee to climb Mount Everest. Her book “Born Again on the Mountain“ launched by PM Narendra Modi.
* Pawan Chamling - Sikkim Chief Minister, he completed 20 years in office as CM.
* Dineshwar Sharma - Appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau.
* Asha Bhosle - She received Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
* Salman Khan - Became the richest Indian celebrity in forbes list.
* Mehdi Masroor Biswas - Bengaluru-based techie, he was arrested for ISIS twitter account handling.
* Shinzo Abe - He was re-elected as Japan Prime Minister.
* Rolene Strauss - She won the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant.
* Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - She was felicitated by the Miss World Organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to "beauty with a purpose".
* Shriti Vadera - Indian-origin, she was appointed as chairman of Santander UK, becoming the first woman to head a major British bank.
* Jairam Ramesh - Former Union Minister, he was named member of board providing policy advice to UNEP.
* Anerood Jugnauth - He was named Mauritius Prime Minister.
* Steven Smith - He was appointed as the new Australian Test Cricket Captain.
* Viswanathan Anand - He beats Michael Adams to win London Classic.
* Lewis Hamilton - He won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014.
* Vivek Murthy - Indian-American physician, he was confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by U.S. Senate.
* Amit Priyavadan Mehta - Indian-American, he was confirmed as a Federal judge by the US Senate.
* Jacqueline Fernandez and KS Radhakrishnan - Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and former Supreme Court judge KS Radhakrishnan have been given PETA India’s People of the Year award.
* Serena Williams & Novak Djokovic - They were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
* R K Srivastava - He appointed as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI).
* Eoin Morgan - He has replaced Alastair Cook as England's World Cup captain.
* Jyotsna Suri - Chairperson of Bharat Hotels Ltd, she took over as the president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce & Industry (FICCI).
* Jason Holder - He has replaced Dwayne Bravo as West Indies' ODI captain.
* Napoleon - Former Union minister, he joined BJP.
* Sachin Tendulkar - He was named ambassador for 2015 ICC World Cup.
* Beji Caid Essebsi - He was elected as the President of Tunisia.
* Shiva Keshavan - He won a silver at the 17th Asian Luge Championships in Nagano, Japan.
* Klaus Iohannis - He has sworn in as Romania’s new president.
* K Balachander - Acclaimed filmmaker from Tamil Nadu, he passed away.
* Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Madan Mohan Malviya - Both were awarded Bhart Ratna.
* S Bhattacharya - Appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India Ltd.
* Dr. K. Radhakrishnan - Former ISRO Chairman, named one of the 2014 top ten scientists chosen by the prestigious journal Nature.
* Amitabh Bachchan - He was honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
* Cristiano Ronaldo - He was voted as the number one footballer in the world.
* Mahendra Singh Dhoni - He broke the world record for most number of stumpings in international cricket. He also surprised the cricket world with his sudden announcement of immediate retirement from Test cricket.
* Pragyan Ojha - He was banned by BCCI from bowling due to illegal action.
* Sunil Chhetri - He was named All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year.
* Ankita Raina - She won maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title.
* Raghubar Das - He has sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand and thus becoming the first non-tribal leader to rule the state.
* Dav Whatmore - He was appointed new Zimbabwe cricket coach.
* B G Verghese - Noted journalist, he passed away.
* Aziz Qureshi - Uttarakhand Governor, he was transferred to Mizoram.
* Saiyid Hamid - Noted educationist and former vice chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, he passed away.
* Madhu Kaithapram - Malayalam filmmaker, he passed away.
* M Sathiyavathy - She became the first woman to be appointed as Director General director general of civil aviation (DGCA).