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Bharat Ratna Winner


HomeIndiagk⇒List of Bharat Ratna Award winners

SNo Name Birth-Death Awarded Remark
1 Chakravarti Rajgopalachari 1878-1972 1954 Last Governor-General and Independence activist
2 C. V. Raman 1888-1970 1954 Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
3 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1888-1975 1954 First Vice President and Philosopher
4 Bhagwan Das 1869-1958 1955 Indian Theosophist and Public figure
5 Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya 1861-1962 1955 Engineer, scholar and the Diwan of Mysore
6 Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964 1955 First Prime Minister, Independence activist and Author
7 Govind Ballabh Pant 1887-1961 1957 Indian politician and independence activist
8 Dhondo Keshav Karve 1858-1962 1958 Social reformer
9 Bidhan Chandra Roy 1882-1962 1961 Physician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
10 Purushottam Das Tandon 1882-1962 1961 Freedom fighter
11 Rajendra Prasad 1884-1963 1962 First President and Independence activist
12 Zakir Hussain 1897-1969 1963 Independence activist and Scholar
13 Pandurang Vaman Kane 1880-1972 1963 Indologist and Sanskrit scholar
14 Lal Bahadur Shastri 1904-1966 1966 Second Prime Minister, First Posthumously Given
15 Indira Gandhi 1917-1984 1971 Third Prime Minister
16 V. V. Giri 1894-1980 1975 Fourth President
17 K. Kamaraj 1903-1975 1976 Independence activist and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State
18 Mother Teresa 1910-1997 1980 Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
19 Vinoba Bhave 1895-1982 1983 Advocate of nonviolence and human rights
20 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1890-1988 1987 Independence activist and First non-citizen to received award
21 M. G. Ramachandran 1917-1987 1988 Actor, director, producer, and politician, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
22 B. R. Ambedkar 1891-1956 1990 First law minister and Principal architect of the Constitution of India
23 Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 1990 South African politician and President of South Africa
24 Rajiv Gandhi 1944-1991 1991 Sixth Prime Minister
25 Vallabhbhai Patel 1875-1950 1991 First Home Minister and Independence activist
26 Morarji Desai 1896-1995 1991 Fourth Prime Minister
27 Abul Kalam Azad 1888-1958 1992 First Minister of Education
28 J. R. D. Tata 1904-1993 1992 Business magnate
29 Satyajit Ray 1922-1992 1992 Filmmaker and Oscar Winner
30 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1931-2015 1997 Indian scientist
31 Gulzarilal Nanda 1898-1998 1997 Independence activist
32 Aruna Asaf Ali 1908-1996 1997 Independence activist
33 M. S. Subbulakshmi 1916-2004 1998 Carnatic vocalist
34 Chidambaram Subramaniam 1910-2000 1998 Minister of Agriculture
35 Jayaprakash Narayan 1902-1979 1999 Independence activist and political leader
36 Ravi Shankar 1920-2012 1999 Musician,composer and Sitar player
37 Amartya Sen 1933 1999 Economist and Nobel Prize Winner
38 Gopinath Bordoloi 1890-1950 1999 Independence activist, Chief Minister of Assam
39 Lata Mangeshkar 1929 2001 Playback singer
40 Bismillah Khan 1916-2006 2001 Hindustani classical shehnai player
41  Bhimsen Joshi 1922-2011 2008 Hindustani classical vocalist
42 C. N. R. Rao 1934 2014 Scientist
43 Sachin Tendulkar 1973 2014 Cricketer
44 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1924 2015 Educationist and Politician
45 Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya 1861-1946 2015 Former Prime Minister





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