Yearender: Yo Yo Honey Singh tops Twitter world from the region in 2014

  • Divya sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2014 22:53 IST

Twitter has become an important social media tool to connect with the people. More than the masses, it's the celebrities and politicians who have been using it to connect with their fans and followers by posting 140-character messages (tweets) off and on. And these days, popularity of a person has often become synonymous to the number of followers one has on Twitter.

Here we bring you some of most popular persons from the region on Twitter in 2014:

On top of the Twitter list is Rap star Yo Yo Honey Singh with over one million followers (1,159,143). The lungi dance star, who has taken rest from his hectic schedule for the time being, joined twitter in year 2012. The star's over million followers include not just his fans from the masses, but some well-known names from the entertainment and fashion industries. From Arjit Singh to Television actress Sargun Mehta to MTV Roadies star Raghu Ram, everyone is following the rock star.

Meanwhile, Ayushmaan Khurrana, the singing actor, is presently busy tweeting about his upcoming flick "Hawaizadda" that stars Pallvi Sharda,and Mithun Chakarborty in pivotal role. Though the Roadies winner joined the twitter handle in year 2012, he has over a million followers (1,498,132).

AAP member, Gul Panang, has above 10 lakh followers. Though the former Miss India and APP candidate from Chandigarh in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was quite active on Twitter during the election campaigning, commenting on each and everything that came her way, she seems to have lost the fizz off late. Moving to politics Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has used the social media to its optimum to reach to the masses. With over 7 lakh(7,497,95) people following him, he is one of the most active politicians on Tweeter. He joined the Twitter in year 2012 and has been using it to air his views ever since.

Coming down from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab, Jalandhar lad, Ranvijay Singh -- a well-known television face who is currently playing a role of an Army person in serial "Pukar" has over 1.9 lakh followers on Twitter.

Meanwhile, one of the most sought after chefs, Vikas Khanna, who is owner of the Junoon Group, has over 1.1 lakhs followers on Twitter.

Actress-turned-politician and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher with over 55,458 followers, too, is quite active on the twitter. These days her account is full of political announcements. The actor recently courted a controversy on Twitter by making a statement about the prices of petrol and was quite ridiculed for her 'lack of knowledge'.

Other AAP Member and MP Bhaghwant Mann has 20 thousand followers (20,247) and has been interacting with his fans and followers on Twitter.

And not to mention stars like Parineeti Chopra, Kanga Ranaut, Mallika Sherawat, Anupam Kher, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and others who are very popular on Twitter, but can no longer be considered a regional celebrities, as they are national icons now.

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