New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the list of retweets with his election winning post on Twitter being shared by over 70,515 people on the microblogging site.
India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
Following in the list at 51,981 retweets is actor Salman Khan's tweet of his film Kick's trailer.
Yeh lo kick trailer ka link : http://t.co/Wgr0OONdIs
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 15, 2014
Other tweets in the top 10 are:
Rajinikanth's maiden tweet
Salutation to the Lord. Vaṇakkam aṉaivarukkum !! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey http://t.co/79ea6MrDe3
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) May 5, 2014
The debut of ISRO's Mars Orbiter
Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.
— ISRO's Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) September 24, 2014
Sachin Tendulkar's tribute to Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes who succumbed to an injury while playing.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 28, 2014
Globally, celebrity Ellen DeGeneres' post of her selfie along with a host of Hollywood stars at the Oscars was the most re-tweeted (by 3,367,870 accounts).
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is the most followed celebrity on Twitter with over 1.18 crore followers, followed by Shah Rukh Khan (1.02 crore), Aamir Khan (9.86 crore), Salman Khan (9.42 crore) and Narendra Modi (8.42 crore).
Modi saw the highest growth in followers at 54.45 per cent with the addition of over 4.62 crore followers in 2014.
Top hashtags of the year included #WorldCup2014, #MH370, #MufflerMan and #KashmirFloods.
Notably, Rajinikanth joined Twitter on May 4 and within 24 hours over two lakh of his fans flocked to follow him on the site. The number more than doubled within a week and in less than six months, it had breached the one million-mark.