Bharat Ratna Winners (1947-2020)

First Published on September 17, 2020 | Last Updated on 2 months

Bharat Ratna Winners List: The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were politician C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman, who were honoured in 1954. The latest recipient of the Bharat Ratna was Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, who died on 31st August 2020. The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India. The first award was conferred to  C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman in 1954. 

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The award is given in the field of Arts, Literature, Public Services and Science but in December 2011, the government extended one more category which is “Any Field of Human Endeavour”. Today we are sharing Bharat Ratna Winners List which is very useful for various competitive exams like Banking, SSC, Railway, UPSC, Defence and various exams. If you are well acquainted with Bharat Ratna Winners List, you can surely get super shot.

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Bharat Ratna Winners List 1947-2020 (Latest List)

  • Pranab Mukherjee (2019):- He is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.

  • Nanaji Deshmukh (2019):- He was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. He was a member of RSS, a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999. India’s first Saraswati Shishu Mandir was established by him at Gorakhpur in 1950.

  • Bhupen Hazarika (2019):- He was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha. Before he got Bharat Ranta (India’s highest civilian award), received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1975. Recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmashri (1977), and Padmabhushan (2001), and also awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992).

  • Madan Mohan Malviya (2015):- Scholar And Educational Reformer And Served As The Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor From 1919 Till 1938.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee (2015):- Served As The Prime Minister Of India For Three Terms; 1996, 1998, 1999–2004.

  • Prof. C.N.R Rao (2014):- Honorary Doctorates From 63 Universities & Authored Around 1600 Research Papers And 48 Books.

  • Sachin Tendulkar (2014):- Sachin Tendulkar Had Played 664 International Cricket Matches In A Career & Made 30,000 Runs In Both Odi And Test Cricket

  • Bhimsen Joshi (2008):- Hindustani Classical Vocalist

  • Bismillah Khan (2001):- Hindustani Classical Shehnai Player

  • Lata Mangeshkar (2001):- Nightingale Of India

  • Ravi Shankar (1999):- Hindustani Classical Music

  • Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous)(1999):- First Chief Minister Of Assam (1946–50)

  • Professor Amartya Sen (1999):- Research On Several Topics Like Social Choice Theory, Ethics And Political Philosophy, Welfare Economics, Decision Theory And More

  • Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous)(1999):- Total Revolution Movement And Independence Activist, Social Reformer

  • Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam (1998):- Independence Activist And Former Minister Of Agriculture Of India

  • Smt. Madurai Sanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (1998):- Carnatic Classical Vocalist

  • Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1997):- 11th President of India, Aerospace And Defence Scientist

  • Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous) (1997):- Quit India Movement In 1942 & Delhi’s First Mayor In 1958.

  • Shri Gulzarilal Nanda (1997):- 2 Times Interim Prime Minister Of India (1964, 1966) And Deputy Chairman Of The Planning Commission.

  • Shri Satyajit Ray (1992):- For Bringing World Recognition To Indian Cinema In 1984

  • Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (J. R. D. Tata) (1992):- Industrialist, Philanthropist, And Aviation Pioneer

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) (1992):- Independence Activist And First Minister Of Education

  • Shri Morarji Desai (1991):- Independence Activist And 6th Prime Minister Of India In 1977–79

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1991):- Called Iron Man Of India And First Deputy Prime Minister Of India In 1947–50

  • Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1991):- 9th Prime Minister Of India

  • Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1990):- President Of South Africa from 1994–99

  • Dr Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous) (1990):- Social Reformer And Leader Of The Dalits

  • Shri Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous) (1988):- Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu For 3rd Terms; 1977–80, 1980–84, 1985–87

  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1987):- Called Frontier Gandhi And Founded Khudai Khidmatgar (Red Shirt Movement) In 1929

  • Shri Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1983):-Independence Activist, Social Reformer.

  • Mother Teresa (1980):- “Saint Mother Teresa Of Calcutta”  Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

  • Shri Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous) (1976):- Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu For 3 Terms – 1954–57, 1957–62, And 1962–63

  • Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1975):- 4th Prime Minister And Independence Activist

  • Smt. Indira Gandhi (1971):-  Called As The “Iron Lady Of India” And Was Prime Minister Of India During 1966–77 And 1980–84

  • Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) (1966):- For His Slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” And Second Prime Minister Of India In 1964–66

  • Dr Pandurang Vaman Kane (1963):- Indologist And Sanskrit Scholar

  • Dr Zakir Hussain (1963):- Independence Activist And Education Philosopher &  Vice-Chancellor Of Aligarh Muslim University In 1948–56 And 3rd President Of India In 1967–69

  • Dr Rajendra Prasad (1962):- Independence Activist, Lawyer, Statesman, And Scholar & First President of India 1950–62

  • Shri Purushottam Das Tandon (1961):- Speaker of The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly In 1937–50 & Involvement Of Official Language Status To Hindi.

  • Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (1961):- Physician, Political Leader, Philanthropist, Educationist, And A Social Worker

  • Dr Dhondo Keshav Karve (1958):- Social Reformer and Educator

  • Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant (1957):- 1st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1950–54) And Premier of United Provinces in 1937–39, 1946–50

  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (1955):- 1st Prime Minister of India in 1947–64 & Independence Activist And Author

  • Dr Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1955):- Civil Engineer, Statesman, And Diwan Of Mysore in 1912–18

  • Dr Bhagwan Das (1955):- Independence Activist, Philosopher, And Educationist

  • Dr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (Among First Bharat Ratna Winners) (1954):- Physicist

  • Dr Sarvapali Radhakrishnan (Among First Bharat Ratna Winners) (1954):- 1st Vice-President In 1952–62) And Second President In 1962–67

  • Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (Among First Bharat Ratna Winners) (1954):- Independence Activist, Statesman, And Lawyer

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