Bharat Ratna Award Winners List From 1954 to 2016

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List From 1954 to 2016

The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science, and public services, but the government expanded the criteria to include “any field of human endeavour” in December 2011. The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna 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.

Must to know facts about Bharat Ratna Award:

  • Bharat Ratna medal looks like a peepal leaf.
  • First Bharat Ratna was awarded to Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954.
  • Mother Teresa was the first naturalized Indian citizen of Bharat Ratna Award Winner in 1980.
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1987) And Nelson Mandela (1990) are two non Indians of Bharat Ratna Award Winners.
  • Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson and the youngest Bharat Ratna Award Winner.
  • Indira Gandhi was the first lady to be honored with Bharat Ratna Award.

Following are the recipients of the Bharat Ratna Awards from 1954 to 2015 :

Name Year
Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya 2015
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2015
Sachin Tendulkar 2014
C.N. R. Rao 2014
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi (1922 – Live) 2008
Latha Mangeshkar (1929 – Live) 2001
Bismilla Khan (1916–2006) 2001
Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous) (1902 – 1979) 1999
Dr. Amartiya Sen (1933 – Live) 1999
Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 – Live) 1999
Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous) (1890 – 1950) 1999
M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916 – 2004) 1998
C. Subramaniam (1910 – 2000) 1998
Aruna Asaf All (Posthumus) (1909 – 1996) 1997
Gulzarilal Nanda (Posthumous) (1898 – 1997) 1997
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931 – Live) 1997
J.R.D. Tata (1904 – 1993) 1992
Satyajit Ray (1922 – 1992) 1992
Moulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) (1888 – 1958) 1992
Morarji Desai (1896 – 1995) 1991
Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944 – 1991) 1991
Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875 – 1950) 1991
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (Posthumous) (1891 – 1956) 1990
Dr. Nelson Mandela (1918 – Live) 1990
M.G. Ramachandra (Posthumous) (1917 – 1987) 1988
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890 – 1988) 1987
Acharya Vinoba Bhave (Posthumous) (1895 – 1982) 1983
Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa) (1910 – 1997) 1980
Kumaraswami Kamaraj (Posthumous) (1903 – 1975) 1976
Varaha Giri Venkata Giri (1884 – 1980) 1975
Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) 1971
Dr.Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) (1904 – 1966) 1966
Dr.Zakir Hussian (1897 – 1969) 1963
Dr.Pandurang Vamman Kane (1880 – 1972) 1963
Dr.Rajendra Prasad (1884 – 1963) 1962
Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882 – 1962) 1961
Purushotham Das Tandon (1882 – 1962) 1961
Dr.Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858 – 1962) 1958
Govind Vallabh Pant (1887 – 1961) 1957
Dr.Bhagwan Das (1869 – 1958) 1955
Dr.Mokshagundam Viswesvaraya (1861 – 1962) 1955
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964) 1955
Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975) 1954
Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (1878 – 1972) 1954
Dr.Chandrasekhar Venkatraman (1888 – 1970) 1954

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List From 1954 to 2016
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