Bharat Ratna Winners

Complete List of Bharat Ratna Winners from 1954 to 2018

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Complete List of Bharat Ratna Winners from 1954 to 2018

In this Article we will be providing complete information on Bharat Ratna Award and List of Bharat Ratna Winners from 1954 – 2018. The Bharat Ratna, which was instituted in 1954 by the government of India, is the country’s highest and most prestigious civilian award and ranks seventh in the order of precedence. The award is given “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”. It is a merit-based award and is presented to the winners without any distinction of position, race, sex, or occupation. Prior to 2011, the award was only given for achievements in the fields of science, arts, literature, and public services. However, in December 2011, achievements in “any field of human endeavour” was also included thereby expanding the criteria of the awards.

The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna (Highest civilian awards of Different countries)are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year. Recipients receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a peepal-leaf–shaped medallion; there is no monetary grant associated with the award. Bharat Ratna recipients rank seventh in the Indian order of precedence.

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Bharat Ratna Winners List from 1954 – 2018

S.NO Name of Awardees Awarded Year State/Country Short Note
1 Chakravarti Rajgopalachari 1954 Tamilnadu
  • Independent Activist
  • first and Last Governor General of India(1948-1950).
  • Founder of Swatantra Party.
2 C.V Raman 1954 Tamilnadu
  • First Indian scientist to have been Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 (scattering of light).
  • Founder of Raman Research Institute in Bangaloore.
3 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1954 Andhra Pradesh
  • philosopher
  • Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962.
  • In 1962 he was appointed as the President of India.
4 Bhagwan Das 1955 Uttar Pradesh
  • An Indian theosophist
  • Co-founded of the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith in 1921
5 Mokshagundam Viswesvarayya 1955 Karnataka
  • Engineer’s Day Celebrates on his Birth day September 15
  • Diwan of Mysoor
6 Jawaharlal Nehru 1955 Uttar Pradesh
  • First Prime Minister of free India(1947 – – 1964)
  • Children’s Day Celebrates on his Birthday November 14th
7 Govind Ballabh Pant 1957 Uttar Pradesh
  • First chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1950 to 1954
  • In 1955, he became the Home Minister of India
8 Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958 Maharastra
  • In 1916, he established the Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University
  • He worked in the fields of remarriage of Hindu widows and also education of women
9 Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961 West Bengal
  • Reputed physician and freedom fighter
  • Chief Minister of Bengal from 1948 to 1962.
  • National Doctor’s Day observed on  his birthday on 1 July
10 Purushottam Das Tandon 1961 Uttar Pradesh
  •  Given the title of Rajarshi
11 Rajendra Prasad 1962 Bihar
  • First President of India from 1950 to 1962
12 Zakir Hussain 1963 Andhra Pradesh
  •  Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967
  • President from 1967 to 1969
13 Pandurang Vaman Kane 1963 Maharashtra
  • Sanskrit scholar and Indologist
14 Lal Bahadur Shastri 1966 Uttar Pradesh
  • Second Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966
  • He led the nation in the war against Pakistan in 1965
  • Famous for his slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
15 Indira Gandhi 1971 Uttar Pradesh
  • Iron Lady of India
  • Third prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977, and 1980 to 1984
16 V.V Giri 1975 Orissa
  • Freedom fighter
  • President in 1969
17 K. Kamaraj 1976 Tamil nadu
  • Chief minister of Tamil Nadu from 1954–57, 1957–62, and 1962–63.
18 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa of Calcutta) 1980 West Bengal / Albania
  • A Catholic nun
  • She founded the Missionaries of Charity
  • She received the Nobel Peace Price in 1979
19 Vinoba Bhave 1983 Maharastra
  • A freedom fighter and social reformer
  • Famous for the Bhoodan movement, which was a Land-Gift movement
  • Awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award(1958)
20 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987 Pakistan
  • Also known as the Frontier Gandhi
  • Founded the Khudai Khidmatgar in 1929
21 M. G. Ramachandran 1988 Tamil Nadu
  • Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
22 B. R. Ambedkar 1990 Madhya Pradesh
  • Drafter the Indian Constitution
  • First Law Minister of the country
23 Nelson Mandela 1990 South Africa
  • Second non-citizen and first non-Indian recipient
  • Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement
  • won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
24 Rajiv Gandhi 1991 New Delhi
  • Youngest and sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989
25 Vallabhbhai Patel 1991 Maharastra
  • Iron Man of India
  • Independence activist, first Home Minister
26 Morarji Desai 1991 New Delhi
  • Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979
  • Bagged Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award presented by the Pakistan government
27 Abul Kalam Azad 1992 Saudi Arabia
  • National Education Day observed on his birthday November 11th
  • First Minister of Education
28 J. R. D. Tata 1992 France
  • Establishment of Air India 
  • Founder of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research etc.
29 Satyajit Ray 1992 West Bengal
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1984
  • One of the greatest filmmakers
30 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1997 Tamil Nadu
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • 11th President of India (2002-2007)
31 Gulzarilal Nanda 1997 New Delhi
  • interim Prime Minister of India in 1964 and 1966.
  • Two times deputy chairman of the Planning Commission
32 Aruna Asaf Ali 1997 Punjab
  • First mayor of Delhi in 1958
33 M. S. Subbulakshmi 1998 Tamil Nadu
  • Carnatic classical vocalist
  • won the Ramon Magsaysay award
  • Also called the Queen of Songs
34 Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998 Tamil Nadu
  • India’s Agriculture Minister form 1964 to 1966
35 Jayaprakash Narayan 1999 Bihar
  • Known as Lok Nayak
36 Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999 Uttar Pradesh
  • Internationally acclaimed sitar player
  • won four Grammy Awards
37 Amartya Sen 1999 West Bengal
  • Won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998
38 Gopinath Bordoloi 1999 Asssam
  • The Chief Minister of Assam form 1946 to 1950
39 Lata Mangeshkar 2001 Madhya Pradesh
  • Nightingale of India
  • won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989
40 Ustad Bismillah Khan 2001 Uttar Pradesh
  • Shehnai player
41 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 2008 Karnataka
  • Acclaimed vocalist
  • Received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1998.
42 Sachin Tendulkar 2014 Mumbai(MH)
  • Sachin Tendulkar Had Played 664 International Cricket Matches In A Career & Made 30,000 Runs In Both Odi And Test Cricket
43 CNR Rao 2014 Karnataka
  • worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry
44 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2015 Madhya Pradesh
  • 10th Prime minister of India
  • External Affairs Minister(1977- 79)
  • In 1994, he was given the Best Parliamentarian Award
45 Madan Mohan Malviya 2015 Uttar Pradesh
  • Founded the Banaras Hindu University
  •  Served as the president of the Indian National Congress From 1924 to 1946
  • He was the chairman of the Hindustan Times

Benefits of Bharat Ratna:

  1. Free first class flight journey anywhere in India.
  2. Free first class train journey.
  3. Pension equal to or 50% of Prime Minister of India’s salary.
  4. Can attend the Parliament meetings and sessions.
  5. Precedence at par with Cabinet Rank.
  6. Eligible for Z-category protection, if needed.
  7. Special Guest in Republic Day and Independence Day.
  8. Status equal to VVIP.

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