Nast India said, 'The 3rd edition of the GQ Men of the Year, with a power-packed line-up that includes Shahrukh Khan, Frieda Pinto, Kumar Mangalam Birla and A.R. Rahman proves once again that GQ is the ultimate arbiter of style and success in India.'
Adds Che Kurrien, Editor, GQ India, 'We scoured the country to unearth and celebrate its most powerful and stylish men. Our winners are a unique mix of business and media leaders, actors and sportsmen, thinkers and artists - in other words, a congregation of India's most accomplished men.'
For over a decade, the GQ Men of the Year awards ceremonies have been congregations of some of the most stylish personalities - and the awards themselves, significant markers of achievement - in both America and Britain. International winners include Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton, Michael Caine, Rio Ferdinand and Gordon Ramsay. Last year, GQ India's winners included John Travolta, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Abhishek Bachchan among others.
The after-party saw the city's creme de la creme grooving to the pulsating music of DJ duo Kamuki at China House into the wee hours of the morning.
GQ MEN OF THE YEAR Winner 2011 List:
Cinematic Icon - Shahrukh Khan
GQ Legend - A. R. Rahman
Businessman of the Year - Kumar Mangalam Birla
Woman of the Year - Freida Pinto
Creative Power House - Farhan Akhtar
Chivas Award for Outstanding Achievement - Imran Khan
Sportsman of the Year - Yuvraj Singh
Young Leader - Jyotiraditya Scindia
TV Personality of the year - Karan Thapar
Excellence Award - Anushka Sharma
Designer of the Year - Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna