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People We Didn't Know 2009

Freida Pinto
Anyone knew her earlier movies? Ask her quickly discarded boyfriend.

Nitin Gadkari
Gadkari who? The RSS man was plucked out of obscurity to lead a young BJP.

David Headley
American, Pakistani, Jew, immigration office owner, CIA double agent?

Susan Boyle
The frumpy, dumpy wonder-voice of England wowed globally. Then, she woke up.

Ravindra Jadeja
Unknown until the day he scored a painful 35-ball 25, with one four, during a desperate chase against England in the T20 World Cup. India lost.

Kobad Ghandy
Doon School alumnus, CA from London, hailing from an affluent Parsi family; he gets a face after decades in the Maoist movement.

Kishanji
He may be Bengal's "Most wanted"but we don't know what the Maoist leader looks like.

Jarnail Singh
Chidambaram ducked, but Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler could not.