A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: (Agencies)
India's PM Narendra Modi topped the list of Twitter followers, adding over 13 million followers this year
Twitter announced today that PM Modi is one of the 'most tweeted about world leaders' in 2017.
The annual data revealed that Modi is the second most tweeted world leader after United States President Donald Trump.
Trump has 44.1 million Twitter followers and Narendra Modi has 37.5 million making him the most followed Indian on Twitter.
PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ was also one of the most widely used and talked about hashtags in India in 2017.
Two posts by former US president Barack Obama were among the top three most-liked tweets of 2017, he currently has 97.6 million followers on Twitter.
Obama's tweet "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion..." was the second most retweeted post of the year.
A tweet by Carter Wilkerson "Help me please... a man needs his nuggs" retweeted 3.6 million times was the most retweeted post of this year, according to data compiled by Twitter.
Other world leaders to feature in the top 10 list are Nicolas Maduro from Venezuela, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Emmanuel Macron from France, Enrique Pena Nieto from Mexico, Mauricip Macri of Argentina, Britain's Theresa May, Columbia's Juan Manuel Santos and Akun resmi Joko Widodo of Indonesia.