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Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients
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Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian Award of India. It was instituted in 1954. List of recipients of Bharat Ratna are:

 

 

 S.No.

Name 

Awarded in 

Birth/Death

About him/her

 1

Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari  

1954 

1878 – 1972

Last Governor - General, Independence activist

 2

Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishnan 

1954

1888 – 1975

India`s 1st Vice President (1952 - 1962), Philosopher and India`s 2nd President (1962 - 1967)

 3

Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

1954 

1888 - 197

Physicist

 4

Dr. Bhagwan Das 

1955 

1869 - 1958

Author, Independence activist, Kashi Vidya Peeth Founder

 5

Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya 

1955 

1861 - 1962

Diwan of Mysore, Civil engineer

 6

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru 

1955 

1889 - 1964

Author, Independence activist, 1st Prime Minister

 7

Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant 

1957 

1887 - 1961

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Independence activist, Home Minister

 8

Dr. Dhondo Keshave Karve 

1958 

1858 - 1962

Educator, social reformer

 9

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy 

1961 

1882 - 1962

Chief Minister of West Bengal and a Physician

 10

Shri Purushottam Das Tandon 

1961 

1882 - 1962

Educator, Independence activist

 11

Dr. Rajendra Prasad 

1962 

1884 - 1963

Jurist, Independence activist, 1st President of India

 12

Dr. Zakir Hussain 

1963 

1897 - 1969

Scholar, Independence activist, 3rd President of India

 13

Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane 

1963 

1880 - 1972

Sanskrit scholar and Indologist

 

 14

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) 

1966 

1904 - 1966

2nd Prime Minister of India, Independence activist

 15

Smt. Indira Gandhi 

1971 

1917 - 1984

3rd Prime Minister of India

 16

Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri 

1975 

1894 - 1980

4th President, Trade unionist

 17

Shri Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous) 

1976 

1903 - 1975

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Independence activist

 18

Mother Teresa

1980 

1910 - 1997

Founder of Missionaries of Charity and a Catholic nun

 19

Shri Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) 

1983

1895 - 1982

Independence activist and a Social reformer

 20

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 

1987 

1890 - 1988

Independence activist, First non-citizen

 21

Shri Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous) 

1988 

1917 - 1987

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Film actor

 22

Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous) 

1990 

1891 - 1956

Crusader against Untouchablity, Chief architect of Indian Constitution, Social Reformer, Dalit Icon, Historian, Economist, scholar, politician

 23

Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 

1990 

b - 1918

2nd non - citizen and non - Indian recipient, Leader of Anti  - Apartheid movement

 24

Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) 

1991 

1944 - 1991

6th Prime Minister of India

 25

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) 

1991 

1875 - 1950

Independence activist, 1st Home Minister

 26

Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai 

1991 

1896 - 1995

4th Prime Minister and Independence activist

 27

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) 

1992 

1888 - 1958

1st Minister of Education and an Independence activist

 28

Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata 

1992 

1904 - 1993

Philanthropist and an Industrialist

 29

Shri Satyajit Ray 

1992 

1922 - 1992

Filmmaker

 30

Shri Gulzarilal Nanda 

1997 

1898 - 1998

Interim Prime Minister, Independence activist

 31

Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous) 

1997 

1909 - 1996

Independence activist

 32

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 

1997 

b - 1931

Aeronautical Engineer and 11th President of India

 33

Smt. Madurai Sanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi 

1998 

1916 - 2004

Carnatic classical singer

 34

Shri Chidambaram Subramniam 

1998 

1910 - 2000

Minister of Agriculture and an Independence activist

 35

Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous) 

1999

1902 - 1979

Politician, Independence activist

 36

Professor Amartya Sen

1999

b - 1933

Economist

 37

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous) 

1999

1890 - 1950

Chief Minister of Assam, Independence activist

 38

Pandit Ravi Shankar 

1999

1920 - 2012

Sitar player

 39

Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar

2001

b - 1929

Playback singer

 40

Ustad Bismillah Khan 

2001

1916 - 2006

Hindustani classical shehnai player

 41

Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi 

2008

1922 - 2011

Hindustani classical singer


 

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