KGPian Sundar Pichai among contenders for 'Time Person of the Year 2015'

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai is among the 58 candidates for 'Person of the Year 2015' honour conducted by The Time magazine. The winner of title will be declared in December and it will be conferred upon the person who most influenced the news this year.

"After 11 years at Google, most recently as co-founder Larry Page's right hand, Pichai assumed the tech giant's top job," Time said.

After joining as a 'low key manager ' in Google in 2004, Pichai moved up to top ranks at the company following the successful launch of operating system Google Chrome in 2008. He also led the launch of Gmail and Google Maps.

Time asked its readers to vote for the individual who they think should get the title of Person of the Year and the winner of the reader's choice poll will be announced next month before Time's editors choose the individual from the 58 candidates as the honouree. In the voting conducted for Person of the