Ratan Tata, the Chairman of the Tata Group, is surely the most trusted name among the big bosses of Corporate India as is evident from a survey, called 'Who Do You Trust, India?'. Carried out by popular magazine Reader's Digest, the survey ranks Tata second only to former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a list of 100 powerful people. He even beats Narayan Murthy (fourth) of Infosys, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (7th) and Azim Premji (10th) of IT giant, Wipro. In a sign that public spat on corporate issues does not generate much trust among general public and stakeholders alike, warring Ambani Brothers, Mukesh and Anil Ambani—engaged in a bitter corporate war—have been ranked way below the other prominent captains of the industry.
Mohan Sivanand, Editor-in-Chief for India, Reader's Digest said that this is the first time this survey has been conducted in India. The survey also attempted to analyze why the results have come out the way they did, by interacting with social and political scientists and eminent observers.