Bharat Ratna Award Winners List in India from 1954 till Date. : The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
Some Important Notes about Bharat Ratna Awards
- First awarded was given to Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in the year of 1954.
- Last Bharat Ratna was awarded to Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Madan Mohan Malaviya in the year of 2014.
- Mother Teresa was the first naturalized Indian citizen of Bharat Ratna Award Winner in 1980.
- Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1987) The first overseas – Pakisthan and Second 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 in 2014.
Bharat Ratna Award Winners List
|Sl. No||Year||Name of the Awardee|
|01||1954||Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, C.Venkataraman|
|02||1955||Dr. Bhagwan Das, Dr. Mokshgundm Visveswaraya, Jawaharlal Nehru|
|03||1957||Govind Vallabh Pant|
Dhondo Keshav Karve
|05||1961||Dr. BC Roy, Purushottam Das Tandon|
|06||1962||Dr. Rajendra Prasad|
|07||1963||Dr. Zakir Hussain, Pandurang Vaman Kane|
|08||1966||Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous). Known for his slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”|
|09||1971||Indira Gandhi. Known as the “Iron Lady of India”|
|10||1975||V. V. Giri|
|11||1976||K. Kamaraj (Posthumous)|
|13||1983||Acharya Vinoba Bhave (Posthumous)|
|14||1987||Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (The first overseas – Pakisthan)|
|16||1990||Dr. BR Ambedkar (Posthumous), Nelson Mandela|
|17||1991||Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous), Morarji Desai|
|18||1992||J.R.D Tata, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous), Ray|
|19||1997||Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous), Gulzarilal Nanda (Posthumous), APJ Abdul Kalam|
|20||1998||M .S. Subbulakshmi, Chidambaram Subramaniam|
|21||1999||Pro. Amartya Sen, Pandit Ravi Shankar,Gopinath Bardoli (Posthumous)|
|22||2001||Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Bismilah Khan|
|24||2014||Sachin Tendulkar, Dr. C.N.R. Rao|
|25||2015||Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malviya (Posthumous)|