Bharat Ratna Award Winners List 1954 – 2015 First Bharat Ratna Award Holder

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List 1954 – 2015 – First Bharat Ratna Award Holder

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List: Dear aspirants, welcome to currentaffairsandgk.com. In this page we are giving you the full details regarding Bharatratna Awards winners. You will find all the details like Names of the Bharat Ratna award winners list 1954 – 2015, award winning year and short description of them. In India Bharat Ratna award is t the highest civilian award. The award was established on 2nd Jan 1954. Bharatratna award will be given “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order” without distinction of occupation, race, position, or sex.

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List 1954 - 2015Bharat 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

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