Bharat Ratna Award Winners List India from 1954 to 2021

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List India from 1954 to 2021-2022  : Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.  The award is conferred in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order, Instituted on 2 January 1954. list of bharat ratna award winners year wise are as follows

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List India from 1954 to 2021

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List India from 1954 to 2021

Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
  • Bharat Ratna award(India’s highest Civilian Award) was introduced in 1954 and is awarded to 45 people till post publish date
  • First Bharat Ratna was awarded to Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954.
  • Last Bharat Ratna was awarded to Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.
  • Mother Teresa was the first naturalized Indian citizen of Bharat Ratna Award Winner in 1980.
  • Khan Abdul Gaffar 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 (Announced).

Bharath Ratna Award Winners List India from 1954 to 2021

S.No.NameAwarded Year Birth/DeathAbout him/her
1Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari19541878 –1972Last Governor – General, Independence activist
2Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishnan19541888 –1975India’s 1st Vice President (1952 – 1962), Philosopher and India’s 2nd President (1962 – 1967)
3Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman19541888 – 197Physicist
4Dr. Bhagwan Das19551869 –1958Author, Independence activist, Kashi Vidya Peeth Founder
5Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya19551861 –1962Diwan of Mysore, Civil engineer
6Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru19551889 –1964Author, Independence activist, 1st Prime Minister
7Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant19571887 –1961Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Independence activist, Home Minister
8Dr. Dhondo Keshave Karve19581858 –1962Educator, social reformer
9Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy19611882 –1962Chief Minister of West Bengal and a Physician
10Shri Purushottam Das Tandon19611882 –1962Educator, Independence activist
11Dr. Rajendra Prasad19621884 –1963Jurist, Independence activist, 1st President of India
12Dr. Zakir Hussain19631897 –1969Scholar, Independence activist, 3rd President of India
13Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane19631880 –1972Sanskrit scholar and Indologist
14Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous)19661904 –19662nd Prime Minister of India, Independence activist
15Smt. Indira Gandhi19711917 –19843rd Prime Minister of India
16Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri19751894 –19804th President, Trade unionist
17Shri Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous)19761903 –1975Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Independence activist
18Mother Teresa19801910 –1997Founder of Missionaries of Charity and a Catholic nun
19Shri Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous)19831895 –1982Independence activist and a Social reformer
20Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan19871890 –1988Independence activist, First non-citizen
21Shri Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous)19881917 –1987Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Film actor
22Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous)19901891 –1956Crusader against Untouchablity, Chief architect of Indian Constitution, Social Reformer, Dalit Icon, Historian, Economist, scholar, politician
23Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela19901918-2nd non – citizen and non – Indian recipient, Leader of Anti – Apartheid movement
24Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous)19911944 –19916th Prime Minister of India
25Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous)19911875 –1950Independence activist, 1st Home Minister
26Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai19911896 –19954th Prime Minister and Independence activist
27Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous)19921888 –19581st Minister of Education and an Independence activist
28Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata19921904 –1993Philanthropist and an Industrialist
29Shri Satyajit Ray19921922 –1992Filmmaker
30Shri Gulzarilal Nanda19971898 –1998Interim Prime Minister, Independence activist
31Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous)19971909 –1996Independence activist
32Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam19971931-Aeronautical Engineer and 11th President of India
33Smt. Madurai Sanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi19981916 –2004Carnatic classical singer
34Shri Chidambaram Subramniam19981910 –2000Minister of Agriculture and an Independence activist
35Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous)19991902 –1979Politician, Independence activist
36Professor Amartya Sen19991933-Economist
37Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous)19991890 –1950Chief Minister of Assam, Independence activist
38Pandit Ravi Shankar19991920 –2012Sitar player
39Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar20011929-Playback singer
40Ustad Bismillah Khan20011916 –2006Hindustani classical shehnai player
41Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi20081922 – 2011Hindustani classical singer
42Sachin Tendulkar20141973-Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who got Bharat Ratna
43Prof. C.N.R Rao20141934-Indian Scientist
44Atal Bihari Vajpayee20151924-Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the Eleventh Prime Minister of India from BJP
45Madan Mohan Malviya20151861 –1946The freedom icon and Educationist popularly known as ‘Mahamana”.
46Pranab Mukherjee20192012 –Mukherjee is an Indian politician, he has been a senior leader in the INC
47Bhupen Hazarika20191926 –2011Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film-maker from Assam,
48Nanaji Deshmukh20191916-2010Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh also known as Nanaji Deshmukh was a social activist from India.

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