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List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners

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As we know that how much prestigious to getting Bharat Ratna awards. A Bharat Ratna award is giving for performance in highest order in any field of human Endeavour. In 1954, this award was introduced and till 2014 only 45 legends were received this award.

Prime Minister of India recommends the name for Bharat Ratna to President of India and only 3 Bharat Ratna awards can be made in a year.

No.

Name

Awarded Year

About

1

Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

1954

Independence Activist, Last Governor General

2

Sir C.V Raman

1954

Physicist , Nobel Prize Winner ( 1930 )

3

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1954

Philosopher, India’s First Vice President (1952-1962), and India’s Second President(1962-1967)

4

Bhagvan Das

1955

Independence activist, author

5

Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

1955

Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore

6

Jawaharlal Nehru

1955

Independence activist, author, First Prime Minister (1947-1964)

7

Govind Ballabh Pant

1957

Independence activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister

8

Dhondo Keshav Karve

1958

Educator, social reformer

9

Bidhan Chandra Roy

1961

Physician, Chief Minister Of West Bengal

10

Purushottam Das Tandon

1961

Independence activist, educator

11

Rajendra Prasad

1962

Independence activist, jurist, First President (1950-1962)

12

Zakir Hussain

1963

Independence activist, Scholar, Third President (1967-1969)

13

Pandurang Vaman Kane

1963

Indologist and Sanskrit scholar

14

Lal Bahadur Shastri

1966

Posthumous, independence activist, Second Prime Minister (1964-1966)

15

Indira Gandhi

1971

Third Prime Minister (1980-1984)

16

V.V. Giri

1975

Trade unionist and Fourth President (1969)

17

K. Kamaraj

1976

Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State

18

Mother Teresa

1980

Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity

19

Vinoba Bhave

1983

Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist

20

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

1987

First non-citizen, independence activist

21

M.G. Ramchandran

1988

Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

22

B.R. Ambedkar

1990

Posthumous, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, politician, economist, and scholar

23

Nelson Mandela

1990

Second non-citizen and non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement

24

Rajiv Gandhi

1991

Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister (1984-1989)

25

Vallabhbhai Patel

1991

Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister(1947-1950)

26

Morarji Desai

1991

Independence activist, fourth Prime Minister(1977-1979)

27

Abul Kalam Azad

1992

Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education

28

J. R. D. Tata

1992

Industrialist and philanthropist

29

Satyajit Ray

1992

Bengali Filmmaker

30

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

1997

Aeronautical Engineer,11th President of India

31

Gulzarilal Nanda

1997

Independence activist, interim Prime Minister

32

Aruna Asaf Ali

1997

Posthumous, independence activist

33

M.S. Subbulakshmi

1998

Carnatic classical singer

34

Chidambaram Subramaniam

1998

Independence activist, Minister of Agriculture

35

Jayaprakash Narayan

1999

Posthumous, independence activist and politician

36

Ravi Shankar

1999

Sitar Player

37

Amartya Sen

1999

Economist

38

Gopinath Bardoloi

1999

Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Assam

39

Lata Mangeshkar

2001

Playback singer

40

Bismillah Khan

2001

Hindustani Classical Shehnai Player

41

Bhimsen Joshi

2008

Hindustani Classical Singer

42

Sachin Tendulkar

2013

Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who got Bharat Ratna,

43

Prof. C.N.R Rao

2013

Chemist

44

Madan Mohan Malaviya

2014

Educationist and politician

45

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

2014

Former Prime Minister of India (1996), (1998), (1999-2004)
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