Bharat Ratna Award

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Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award awarded by government of India. The rank of this award is compared as Padma Vibhushan. Bharat Ratna is given to a person of any field for the highest performance in arts and literature, science, public services and other field. The award is given in form of gold medal.

List of recipients of Bharat Ratna Award

NameYear
1954Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman(C.V. Raman)
1955Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagwan Das, M. Visvesvaraya
1957Govind Ballabh Pant
1958Dhondo Keshav Karve
1961Bidhan Chandra Roy, Purushottam Das Tandon
1962Rajendra Prasad
1963Zakir Hussain, Pandurang Vaman Kane
1966Lal Bahadur Shastri
1971Indira Gandhi
1975V. V. Giri
1976K. Kamaraj
1980Mother Teresa
1983Vinoba Bhave
1987Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
1988M. G. Ramachandran
1990B. R. Ambedkar, Nelson Mandela
1991Rajiv Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel, Morarji Desai
1992J. R. D. Tata, Satyajit Ray
1997A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Aruna Asaf Ali
1998M. S. Subbulakshmi, Chidambaram Subramaniam
1999Amartya Sen, Ravi Shankar, Gopinath Bordoloi
2001Lata Mangeshkar, Bismillah Khan
2008Bhimsen Joshi
2014C. N. R. Rao (Chemist), Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketer)
2015Madan Mohan Malaviya, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2019Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, Nanaji Deshmukh