List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners From the Year 1954 till Date

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners From the Year 1954 till Date

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners From the Year 1954 till Date

The “Bharat Ratna” Award is the highest Civilian Award in India established on 2ndJanuary 1954 by the former President of India Sh. Rajendra Prasad. This award along with the following three Padma Awards, “Padma Vibhusan”, “Padma Bhushan”, “Padma Shri”.

 

The Bharat Ratna award is given to the person without any discrimination of sex, race, and age recognising the extraordinary performance in the field of literature, science, public services and arts only.

Maximum three nominees can be given Bharat Ratna per year on the recommendations of PM to the President. A certificate signed by the president and a medal in the shape of a peepal-leaf is given to the awardees.

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners From the Year 1954 till Date

Name About them Year
Sir Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Philosopher from Tamil Nadu.

First Vice President of India.

Second President of India.

His birthday 5th September is commemorated as “Teachers Day”.

1954
C. Rajagopalachari He was also known by the name “Rajaji”.

He was an Indian freedom fighter from Tamil Nadu.

Rajaji was the last Governor General of British India.

1954
Sir C.V. Raman He was a physicist from Tamil Nadu. 1954
Bhagwan Das He was an Indian Freedom fighter & a man of Literature. 1955
Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya He was an Indian Civil Engineer; Dam Architect & Diwan of the Princely State of Mysore.

Engineer’s Day in India is celebrated in his memory.

1955
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru He was an Indian Freedom Fighter & the First Prime Minister of India. 1955
Govind Ballabh Pant He was an Indian Freedom Fighter. 1957
Dhondo Keshav Karve He was an Educationist and a Social Reformer belonging to Maharashtra 1958
B.C. Roy He was a Physician, Politician and Former Chief Minister of West Bengal 1961
Purushottam Das Tandon He was an Indian Freedom Fighter and an Educationist. 1961
Rajendra Prasad He was an Indian freedom fighter & the First President of India. 1962
Zakir Hussain He was a former president of India. 1962
Pandurang Vaman Kane He was an Ideologist and Sanskrit scholar. 1962
Lal Bahadur Shastri He was the second Prime Minister of India & Bharat Ratna award was given to him Posthumously. 1966
Indira Gandhi She was a former and the first and the only lady Prime Minister of India. 1971
V.V. Giri He was a former president of India. 1975
K. Kamaraj He was an Indian Freedom Fighter and Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 1976
Mother Teresa She was a Nobel Laureate who dedicated her life serving the sick people of India. 1980
Acharya Vinoba Bhave He was a Social Reformer and a Freedom Fighter and awarded Posthumously. 1983
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan He was a freedom fighter who belongs to Pakistan.

First non-citizen given Bharat Ratna award.

He was also known as Frontier Gandhi.

1987
M.G. Ramachandran / MGR He was a Popular Cinema Actor & a Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 1988
B.R. Ambedkar He was a Social Reformer, Economist, and scholar who played a key role in the formation of the Indian Constitution. 1990
Nelson Mandela He is the second non-citizen and the first non-Indian to whom Bharat Ratna Award was given.

He was a leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement.

1990
Rajiv Gandhi He was the Former Prime Minister of India. 1991
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel He was an Indian Freedom Fighter and the First Home Minister of India. 1991
Morarji Desai He was an Indian freedom fighter & the first ever Non-Congress Prime Minister of India. 1991
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad He was an Indian freedom fighter and the first Education Minister of India. 1992
J.R. D. Tata He was an Industrialist and a Philanthropist 1992
Satyajit Ray He was a popular Bengali-Film Director and an Oscar Award winner. 1992
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam He was an atomic scientist & a former President of India. 1997
Gulzarilal Nanda He was an Indian Freedom Fighter and a former Prime Minister of India. 1997
Aruna Ali He was an Indian Freedom Fighter who belonged from West Bengal. 1997
M.S. Subbulakshmi She was a Carnatic Music vocalist. 1998
Chidambaram Subramaniam He was an Indian Freedom fighter and former Union Minister of Agriculture. 1998
Jayaprakash Narayan He was an Indian Freedom Fighter and a Social Reformer. 1999
Pandit Ravi Shankar He was a Classical Sitarist. 1999
Amartya Sen He is an Indian Economist and a Nobel Laureate who belonged from West Bengal. 1999
Gopinath Bordoloi He was an Indian Freedom Fighter from Assam. 1999
Lata Mangeshkar She is a Hindi-cinema-play back singer from Maharashtra. 2001
Ustad Bismillah Khan He was a classical Shehnai-Maestro born in Bihar. 2001
Pandit Bhimshen Gururaj Joshi He was a Hindustani Classical Vocalist from Karnataka. 2008
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar He is an Indian Sports Person (Cricketer). 2013
C.N. Rao He is an Indian Chemist. 2013
Atal Bihari Vajpayee He was a former Prime Minister of India. 2014
Madan Mohan Malviya He was an Indian Politician and the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU). 2014

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners 

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