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TIME Asia Releases List of Asian Heroes To Mark 60th Anniversary

TIME Asia has released a list of its top Asian heroes to celebrate the magazine's 60th anniversary.

In its latest edition, TIME Asia says its list includes heroes produced during some of the most tumultuous decades of the most populous continent on earth.

Listed are "Nation Builders" such as India's Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, who helped create a giant democracy.

Also on the list is business leader Li Kai-shing, the richest man in Asia, who built a global empire out of an ailing British conglomerate.

"Artists and Thinkers" such as Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa also are included.

In "Athletes and Explorers," TIME Asia lists martial artist Bruce Lee, who it says was also a film star.

Under its grouping of "Inspirations," the list includes Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta who spread love to the homeless and unwanted.