List of all Bharat Ratna award winners

List of all Bharat Ratna award winners
New Delhi Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. The provision of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954.

The first ever Indian to receive this award was the famous scientist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. Since then, many people, each a whiz in varied aspects of their career, have received this coveted award.

List of all Bharat Ratna awardees so far:

  1. Late Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi in 2008 : Karnataka
  2. Kumari Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar in 2001 : Maharashtra
  3. Late Ustad Bismillah Khan in 2001 for contribution in the field of Arts : Uttar Pradesh
  4. Prof. Amartya Sen in1999 for Literature & Education : United Kingdom
  5. Lokpriya Gopinath (posth.) Bordoloi in1999, for Public Affairs : Assam
  6. Loknayak Jayprakash (Posth.) Narayan in 1999 for Public Affairs: Bihar
  7. Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1999 for his contribution in the field of Arts : United States
  8. Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam in 1998 for Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
  9. Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi in 1998 for her contribution in the field of Arts : Tamil Nadu
  10. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 1997 for his contribution in the field of Science and Engineering : Delhi
  11. Smt. Aruna Asaf (Posth.) Ali in 1997 for her contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Delhi
  12. Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda in 1997 for his contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Gujarat
  13. Shri JRD Tata in 1992 for his contribution in the field of Trade & Industry : Maharashtra
  14. Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in 1992 for his contribution in Public Affairs : West Bengal
  15. Shri Satyajit Ray in 1992 for his contribution in the field of Arts : West Bengal
  16. Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Gujarat
  17. Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Delhi
  18. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Gujarat
  19. Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedakr in 1990 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Maharashtra
  20. Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in 1990 for his contribution in Public Affairs : South Africa
  21. Shri Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran in 1988 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
  22. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in 1987 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Pakistan
  23. Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1983 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
  24. Mother Teresa in 1980 for contribution in the field of Social Work : West Bengal
  25. Shri Kumaraswamy Kamraj in 1976 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
  26. Shri V.V. Giri in 1975 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Orissa
  27. Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1971 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
  28. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
  29. Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane in 1963 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
  30. Dr. Zakir Hussain in 1963 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Andhra Pradesh
  31. Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1962 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Bihar
  32. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 1961 for contribution in the Field of Public Affairs: West Bengal
  33. Shri Purushottam Tandon in 1961 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
  34. Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1958 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
  35. Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant in 1957 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
  36. Dr. Bhagwan Das in 1955 for contribution in Literature & Education : Uttar Pradesh
  37. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
  38. Dr. M. Vishweshwariah in 1955 for contribution in the field of Civil Service : Karnataka
  39. Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
  40. Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in 1954 in Science & Engineering: Tamil Nadu
  41. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan in 1954 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
Story First Published: January 24, 2011 16:19 IST

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