Thursday, August 16, 2012

Complete list of Bharat Ratna Awardees

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Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. The provision of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954.

The first ever Indian to receive this award was the famous scientist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. Since then, many people, each a whiz in varied aspects of their career, have received this coveted award.

List of all Bharat Ratna awardees so far: 

S.NoNameBirth / deathAwardedNotesIndian state or country
1.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1888–19751954Second President, First Vice President, Philosopher.Tamil Nadu
2.Chakravarti Rajagopalachari1878–19721954Last Governor-General, Freedom Fighter.Tamil Nadu
3.C. V. Raman1888–19701954Nobel-prize winning PhysicistTamil Nadu
4.Bhagwan Das1869–19581955Philosopher, Freedom FighterUttar Pradesh
5.Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya1861–19621955Civil EngineerKarnataka
6.Jawaharlal Nehru1889–19641955First Prime Minister, Freedom Fighter, Author.Uttar Pradesh
7.Govind Ballabh Pant1887–19611957Freedom Fighter, Home MinisterUttar Pradesh
8.Dhondo Keshav Karve1858–19621958Educationist, Social ReformerMaharashtra
9.B. C. Roy1882–19621961Physician, PoliticianWest Bengal
10.Purushottam Das Tandon1882–19621961Freedom Fighter, Educationalist.Uttar Pradesh
11.Rajendra Prasad1884–19631962First President, Freedom Fighter, JuristBihar
12.Zakir Hussain1897–19691963Former President, Scholar.Andhra Pradesh
13.Pandurang Vaman Kane1880–19721963Indologist and Sanskrit scholarMaharashtra
14.Lal Bahadur Shastri1904–19661966Posthumous, Second Prime Minister, Freedom FighterUttar Pradesh
15.Indira Gandhi1917–19841971Former Prime MinisterUttar Pradesh
16.V. V. Giri1894–19801975Former President, Trade Unionist.Andhra Pradesh
17.K. Kamaraj1903–19751976Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, Chief Minister-Tamil Nadu.Tamil Nadu
18.Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa)1910–19971980Naturalized Indian citizen, Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1979).West Bengal
19.Acharya Vinoba Bhave1895–19821983Posthumous, Social Reformer, Freedom Figher.Maharashtra
20.Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan1890–19881987First non-citizen, Freedom Fighter.Pakistan
21.M. G. Ramachandran1917–19871988Posthumous, Chief Minister-Tamil Nadu, Actor.Tamil Nadu
22.B. R. Ambedkar1891–19561990Posthumous, Architect-Indian Constitution, Leader of Buddhist people of IndiaMaharashtra
23.Nelson Mandelab. 19181990Second non-citizen and first non-Indian, Leader of Anti-Apartheid movement.South Africa
24.Rajiv Gandhi1944–19911991Posthumous, Former Prime MinisterNew Delhi
25.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel1875–19501991Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, First Home Minister of India.Gujarat
26.Morarji Desai1896–19951991Former Prime Minister, Freedom Fighter.Gujarat
27.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad1888–19581992Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, Educator.West Bengal
28.J. R. D. Tata1904–19931992Industrialist and philanthropist.Maharashtra
29.Satyajit Ray1922–19921992Legendary Indian Film DirectorWest Bengal
30.A.P.J. Abdul Kalamb. 19311997Former President, Scientist.Tamil Nadu
31.Gulzarilal Nanda1898–19981997Freedom Fighter, former Prime Minister.Punjab
32.Aruna Asaf Ali1908–19961997Posthumous, Freedom Fighter.West Bengal
33.M. S. Subbulakshmi1916–20041998Classical singer.Tamil Nadu
34.Chidambaram Subramaniam1910–20001998Freedom Fighter, Minister of Agriculture(Father of Green revolution).Tamil Nadu
35.Jayaprakash Narayan1902–19791998Posthumous, Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer.Uttar Pradesh
36.Ravi Shankarb. 19201999Classical sitar player.west Bengal
37.Amartya Senb. 19331999Nobel Laureate (Economics, 1998), Economist.West Bengal
38.Gopinath Bordoloi1890–19501999Posthumous, freedom fighterAssam
39.Lata Mangeshkarb. 19292001Play back singer.Maharashtra
40.Ustad Bismillah Khan1916-20062001Classical MaestroUttar Pradesh
41.Ustad Bismillah Khan1922–20112008Hindustani classical singerKarnataka
Note : No one was awarded the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

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