”Hindujas 2nd-most influential Asian people in the UK

London: London-based NRI businessmen G P Hinduja and his brother S P Hinduja have been judged the second-most influential Asians in Britain, next only to UK’s business secretary Sajid Javid, in a list of 101 prominent people including Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Javid, who retains the top slot he won last year, is described as a “determined young man” who has enjoyed a “meteoric rise” since joining politics in 2010, according to the GG2 Power 101 list.

Priti Patel, Britain’s Indian-origin Minister of State for Employment, emerged as the third most influential Asian followed by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

The list was released at the GG2 Leadership awards dinner last night in London.

Malala, placed at No 10, is the youngest entry on the list, aged just 18. The Pakistan-born schoolgirl, who was shot by Taliban militants for defending her right to education, is one of 23 women on the list.

Others in the top 10 are Ameet Gill, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of strategy; Labour’s London mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan; Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel winner for chemistry and Artist Anish Kapoor