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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 1924-2018 2015 Educationist and Politician
45 Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya 1861-1946 2015 Former Prime Minister
46 Pranab Mukherjee 1935 2019 Former President
47 Bhupen Hazarika 1926-2011 2019 Playback singer, Lyricist, Musician
48 Nanaji Deshmukh 1916-2010 2019 Social Activist





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