Names Of Bharat Ratna Award Winners

Bharat Ratna is one of the highest civilian honors in India, which was established in the year 1954. This particular award is given for exceptional service in Advancement of Art, Science, Literature and also for recognition of public service of the greatest order. Prime minister, as well as President of India, can suggest a name for the Bharat Ratna Award.

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners

C. Rajagopalachari - 1954

He is the first recipient of Bharat Ratna and he was an independence activist, as well as last and only Indian Governor-General of India.

Sir CV Raman - 1954

Sir CV Raman was honored Bharat Ratna in the 1954 year. He is one of the famous scientists and Nobel laureate physicist.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - 1954

Dr. Radhakrishnan also rewarded Bharat Ratna and he was a great philosopher, India's first and second President. He was rewarded Bharat Ratna when he was the vice president of India.

Bhagwan Das - 1955

Bhagwan Das was a theosophist, independence activist, as well as founder of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith.

Visvesvaraya - 1955

He was the most notable engineer of India. He was a civil engineer, Knight Commander of the Indian Empire, and Diwan of Mysore.

Jawaharlal Nehru - 1955

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was honored Bharat Ratna award in the year 1955 while he was Prime minister of India. He was an author, freedom fighter as well as first prime minister of India (1947- 1964).

Govind Ballabh Pant - 1957

He was an Independence activist, initial Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from the year (1950-54).

Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve - 1958

He is greatly regarded as well as one of the major social Reformer of India.

Bidhan Chandra Roy- 1961

He was a Physician-Surgeon as well as second Chief Minister of West Bengal in the year (1948-62).

Purushottam Das Tandon - 1961

He was an educator and Independence activist.

Rajendra Prasad - 1962

He received Bharat Ratna in 1962 after his tenure as President of India came to a finish. He was a lawyer, Independence activist and first President of India in the year (1950-62).

Zakir Hussain- 1963

He is an independence activist, Vice President of India in the year 1962 to 67 and 3rd President of India in the year 1967-69. He received an award when he was vice president of India.

Pandurang Vaman Kane- 1963

He is an Indologist as well as famous Sanskrit scholar.

Lal Bahadur Shastri- 1966

He was a third Prime minister of India and an independence activist. He received the award after his unexpected death in the year 1966.

Indira Gandhi - 1971

She was former Prime minister of India during 1966-77, 1980-84. She received Bharat Ratna award while she was Prime minister of India.

V. V. Giri - 1975

He was a trade unionist, primarily acting president of India, as well as 4th president of India.

K. Kamaraj- 1976

He is a former chief minister of Tamil Nadu in the year 1954-57, 1957-62, 1962-63 and an independence activist.

Mother Teresa - 1980

Mother Teresa was a Catholic priest, an originator of the Missionaries of Charity as well as Nobel peace prize laureate (1979). She was an initial recipient of Bharat Ratna who was not an Indian citizen.

Vinoba Bhave - 1983

Vinoba Bhave is an independence activist, social reformer, as well as Ramon Magsaysay Award winner in the year 1958.

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan - 1987

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is an Independence activist who fought for India's freedom.

M. G. Ramachandran - 1988

He is a film actor, as well as former chief minister of Tamil Nadu as well as founder of AIADMK political party.

B. R. Ambedkar - 1990

He was social reformer as well as chief architect of the Indian constitution.

Nelson Mandela - 1990

Nelson Mandela who was not an Indian citizen, he was head of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the South Africa as well as a Noble peace prize Laureate.

Rajiv Gandhi - 1991

He was 9th Prime minister of India and given Bharat Ratna award after his assassination in the year 1991.

Vallabhbhai Patel - 1991

Vallabhbhai Patel was an independence activist as well as1st deputy prime minister of India.

Morarji Desai - 1991

Morarji Deasi was a sixth Prime Minister of India in the year 1977-79 and Independence activist. He was 1st Non-Congress Leader to become India's Prime Minister.

Abul Kalam Azad - 1992

Abul Kalam Azad an independence activist who was given award Bharat Ratna in the year 1992.

J. R. D. Tata - 1992

J. R. D. is a Tata famous industrialist as well as philanthropist, and chairman of the Tata group as well as accomplished Air India.

Satyajit Ray - 1992

He is one of the famous filmmakers of India as well as Oscar Award winner.

Gulzarilal Nanda- 1997

He was an Independence activist as well as 2 time prime minister of India.

Aruna Asaf Ali - 1997

Aruna Asaf was a freedom activist. She is remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1997

He was an Aerospace & Defense scientist as well as 11th President of India in the year 2002 to 2007. He received Bharat Ratna award five years before being the President of India.

M. S. Subbulakshmi - 1998

She was a Carnatic classical vocalist.

Chidambaram Subramaniam - 1998

He is an independence activist as well as former minister of agriculture of India during Lal Bahadur Shastri government.

Jayaprakash Narayan - 1999

He was a social former and independence activist of India, who raised his voice against Indira government as established total revolution movement.

Ravi Shankar - 1999

Ravi Shankar is a famous Hindustani classical Sitar player.

Amartya Sen - 1999

Amartya Sen who received Bharat Ratna after winning Nobel Prize for Economics in the year 1998.

Gopinath Bordoloi - 1999

Gopinath Bordoloi is the first chief minister of Assam as well as an independence activist.

Lata Mangeshkar - 2001

Lata Mangeshkar is a famous female playback singer of India.

Bismillah Khan - 2001

Bismillah Khan is a Hindustani traditional Shehnai player.

Bhimsen Joshi - 2009

Bhimsen Joshi received Bharat Ratna in the year 2009 and was a Hindustani classical vocalist.

Sachin Tendulkar - 2013

He was the celebrated cricketer in the globe as well as famous sports man of India.

C. N. R. Rao - 2013

Dr. Rao is a famous Chemist who has authored more than 1400 papers.

Madan Mohan Malaviya - 2014

Madan Mohan Malaviya is an Indian educationist as well as a politician and independence activist. He was the creator of Banaras Hindu University.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee - 2014

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a former prime minister of India, as well as independence activist and a great poet.