Year 2016 is only left with 15 more days of it’s life before it becomes history and a new year lurks at the door with all the surprises and events. This makes for the perfect time to look back at all the major and minor thing that happened this year. Google being the help they have always been, has revealed what people searched for in year 2016 and the list is surprising as well as fairly predictable. With major events like Rio Olympics 2016 and US Presidential elections, it was no wonder to see Donald Trump topping the list. Following the list is Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu becoming the second most searched person this year, according to Google Year in Search 2016 rankings. P.V. Sindu made India proud at Rio Olympics 2016, giving a tough competition in the race to Olympic Gold medal. However, had to settle for Silver medal this Olympics.
Wondering who is the third most searched person of year 2016? Well, the name would leave you wondering, laughing and may shock you as well. After Prime Minister Narender Modi announced demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency in India from November 9th this year, the name Sonam Gupta and her being bewafa (disloyal) gained huge popularity and reports related to her were followed on national media. Sonam Gupta, a fictitious person becoming the third most searched person is as crazy as it gets.
Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai, was certainly the most bizarre things to trend in year 2016 and now Google rankings of Year in Search 2016 has left us dazzled. Year 2016 also marks debut of actress Disha Patani in Bollywood with the movie M.S. Dhoni – The untold story also starring Sushant Singh Rajput. The fact that ‘Bewafa’ Sonam Gupta has beaten Indian athlete Dipa Karmakar, actress Disha Patani in the list of most searched person along with many other popular names such as Urvashi Rautela and Arnab Goswami, has left our minds blown. Disha Patani has been ranked fifth most searched person after Sonam Gupta and Indian Athlete Dipa Karmakar.
Demonetization of certain currency notes this year in India created an uproar and many event following it kept making buzz and it still remains one of hot topics in India. Sonam Gupta started trending on various social media platform and broke internet after images of Indian currency notes with ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’ written on them went viral. Mistaken for a real person, soon it was realized that the name in mention is an imaginary person, which gave even bigger rise to the buzz. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook kept harping name of Sonam Gupta, as it became the center for trolling and butt of everyone’s joke. (ALSO READ: Amazon launches Amazon Prime Video starting Rs 50: Features, Subscription rates and all you need to know)
Following ‘bewafa’ Sonam Gupta in the list is Dipa Karmakar, Indian Athlete who represented India in Olympics 2016. As told earlier, Dipa has been ranked the fourth most searched person in the year 2016. Actress Urvashi Rautela, who will soon be seen in an item song ‘Saara Zamaana‘ from the movie Kaabil starring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, is the sixth most searched person in India of year 2016.
Other names making to the list are Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, actress Pooja Hegde, Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and journalist Arnab Goswami.