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Thursday, 11 April 2013

List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners




1.Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari-(1954)
Indian political leader, the first and the only
governor-general of independent India.

2.Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman-(1954)
Indian physicist, the recipient of the
Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930

3.Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan-(1954)
Philosopher, scholar and statesman,
president of India from 1962 to 1967

4.Dr. Bhagwan Das-(1955)
Independence activist, author

5.Shri Jawaharlal Nehru-(1955)
Independence activist, author,
first prime minister of independent India.

6.Dr. Mokshagundam Vivesvaraya-(1955)
Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore

7.Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant-(1957)
Independence activist,
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister

8.Dr. Dhonde Keshav Karve-(1958)
 Indian social reformer and educator

9.Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy-(1961)
Physician, Chief Minister of West Bengal

10.Shri Purushottam Das Tandon-(1961)
Independence activist, educator

11.Dr. Rajendra Prasad-(1962)
First president of the Republic of India.
A lawyer-turned-journalist, also
president of the Indian National Congress

12.Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane-(1963)
Indologist and Sanskrit scholar

13.Dr. Zakir Hussain-(1963)
Scholar, third President

14.Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri-(1966)
Posthumous Award: independence activist,
 third Prime Minister

15.Smt. Indira Gandhi-(1971)
Fourth Prime Minister

16.Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri-(1975)
Trade unionist and fourth President

17.Shri Kumaraswamy Kamraj-(1976)
Posthumous Award: independence activist,
Chief Minister of Madras State

18.Mother Teresa, (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)-(1980)
Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity

19.Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave-(1983)
Posthumous Award: social reformer,
independence activist

20.Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan-(1987)
First non-citizen, independence activist

21.Shri Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran-(1988)
Posthumous Award: film actor,
 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

22.Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedakr-(1990)
Posthumous Award: architect of the
Indian Constitution, politician, economist, and scholar

23.Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela-(1990)
Second non-citizen and first non-Indian recipient,
 Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement

24.Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai-(1991)
Independence activist, fifth Prime Minister

25.Shri Rajiv Gandhi-(1991)
Seventh Prime Minister


26.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel-(1991)
Posthumous Award: independence activist,
 first Home Minister

27.Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata-(1992)
Industrialist and philanthropist

28.Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad-(1992)
Posthumous Award: independence activist,
first Minister of Education

29.Shri Satyajit Ray-(1992)
Filmmaker

30.Shri (Dr.) Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam-(1997)
Aeronautical engineer, eminent defence scientist,
Dr. Kalam was India's eleventh president.

31.Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali-(1997)
Posthumous Award: independence activist

32.Shri Gulzari Lal N-(1997)
Independence activist, second Prime Minister

33.Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam-(1998)
Chidambaram Subramaniam  was an Indian statesman,
Freedom fighter, state minister,
 central minister and governor.

34.Smt. Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi-(1998)
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi
 Also known as M.S.,
she was a renowned Carnatic vocalist.

35.Prof. Amartya Sen-(1999)
Distinguished economist and philosopher,
awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his seminal work
 in welfare economics


36.Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi-(1999)
Posthumous Award: independence activist,
Chief Minister of Assam

37.Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan-(1999)
Posthumous Award: Indian political leader and
theorist, leader of socio-political mass-movements
 in Gujarat and Bihar

38.Pandit Ravi Shankar-(1999)
Sitar player

39.Kumari Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar-(2001)
Legendary Indian playback singer;
sang for more than 2,000 Indian films.

40.Ustad Bismillah Khan-(2001)
(birth March 21, 1916, Bhirung Raut Ki Gali, in
Dumraon, Bihar; death Aug. 21, 2006, Varanasi).


41.Pandit Bhimsen Joshi-(2008)
(birth. Feb. 14, 1922, Gadag, Dharwad, Karnataka),
His full name is Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi.


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