Bharat Ratna Award Winners List 1954 – 2015 – First Bharat Ratna Award Holder
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Bharat Ratna Award Winners – Some Important Facts:
Highest civilian award in India is the Bharat Ratna.
About 45 people in India have received the Bharatratna award to till date.
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, C. Rajagopala Chry, CV Raman were the first bharat Ratna award Holders of India in the year 1954.
In the year 1980 Mother Teresa got the Bharatratna award.
The youngest Bharat Ratna Award holder was Sachin Tendulkar. And he was the first sports man to win this award.
Non Indian Bharatratna award winners are Khan Abdul Gafar Khan and Nelson Mandela.
Bharat Ratna Award Winners List 1954 – 2015:
|Bharat Ratna Award Holders Names||Year||Bharat Ratna Award Holder Info in Brief|
|Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari||1954||India’s Last Governor General, Independence activist|
|Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||1954||India’s 1st Vice President, Philosopher and 2nd President of India|
|Dr. CV Raman||1954||Aslo got Nobel Prize for his experiments on Light|
|Sri Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya||1955||Civil Engineer and States Man|
|Dr. Bhagwan Das||1955||Independence activist, Kashi Vidya Peeth Founder, Author|
|Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru||1955||Author, Independence activist, 1st Prime Minister|
|Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant||1957||Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Independence activist, Home Minister|
|Dr. Dhondo Keshave Karve||1958||Social Reformer|
|Shri Purushottam Das Tandon||1961||Educator, Independence activist|
|Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy||1961||Chief Minister of West Bengal and a Physician|
|Dr. Rajendra Prasad||1962||Jurist, Independence activist, 1st President of India|
|Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane||1963||Sanskrit scholar and Indologist|
|Dr. Zakir Hussain||1963||Scholar, Independence activist, 3rd President of India|
|Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous)||1966||Former Prime Minister & Freedom Fighter|
|Smt. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi||1971||Former Prime Minister|
|Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri||1975||India’s4th President|
|Shri Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous)||1976||Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Freedom Fighter|
|Mother Teresa||1980||Founder of Missionaries of Charity and a Catholic nun|
|Shri Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous)||1983||Freedom Fighter and Social reformer|
|Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan||1987||Independence activist, First non-Indian Bharat Ratna Award winner.|
|Shri Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous)||1988||Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Film actor|
|Dr. Nelson Mandela||1990||2nd non – citizen and non – Indian recipient, Leader of Anti – Apartheid movement|
|Dr. Ambedkar (Posthumous)||Crusader against Untouchablity, Chief architect of Indian Constitution, Social Reformer, Dalit Icon, Historian, Economist, scholar, politician|
|Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous)||1991||Independence activist, 1st Home Minister|
|Morarji Ranchhodji Desai||1991||4th Prime Minister and Independence activist|
|Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous)||1991||6th Prime Minister of India|
|Maulana Abul Kalam Azad||1992||Freedom Fighter & 1st Minister of Education|
|Satyajit Ray||1992||Film Director|
|Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata||1992||Philanthropist and an Industrialist|
|Shri Gulzarilal Nanda||1997||Interim Prime Minister, Freedom Fighter|
|Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam||1997||Aeronautical Engineer and 11th President of India|
|Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous)||1997||Freedom Fighter|
|Shri Chidambaram Subramniam||1998||Minister of Agriculture, Freedom Fighter|
|Smt. Madurai Sanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi||1998||Carnatic classical singer|
|Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous)||1999||CM of Assam, Freedom Fighter|
|Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous)||1999||Political Leader, Freedom Fighter|
|Pandit Ravi Shankar||1999||Sitar player|
|Professor Amartya Sen||1999||Economist|
|Ustad Bismillah Khan||2001||Hindustani classical shehnai player|
|Lata Mangeshkar||2001||Playback singer|
|Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi||2008||Hindustani classical singer|
|Prof. C.N.R Rao||2014||Indian Scientist|
|Sachin Tendulkar||2014||Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who is a Bharat Ratna Award Winner|
|Madan Mohan Malviya||2015||The freedom icon and Educationist known as “Mahamana”|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||2015||Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 11th Prime Minister of India from BJP|