Trump, not Modi, is TIME person of the year
Trump was chosen from a shortlist of big names including Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
United States President- elect Donald Trump has been selected as Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.
The Republican clinched the presidency in hard fought battle with his rival Democrat Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.
— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2016
Mr Trump told NBC Today show after the news that it was a "great honour" which "meant a lot" to him.
The business tycoon was chosen from a shortlist of big names including Mrs Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Trump had a lead of 289 with electoral votes against Hillary’s 218 and gained 48% of popular votes where his rival managed to get only 47%.
Results from swing states helped Trump to clinch the presidency despite month long campaign in favour of Hillary.