Bharat Ratna Award Winners List in India from 1954 to till Date.

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. NoYearName of the Awardee
011954Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, C.Venkataraman
021955Dr. Bhagwan Das, Dr. Mokshgundm Visveswaraya, Jawaharlal Nehru
031957Govind Vallabh Pant
041958
Dhondo Keshav Karve 
051961Dr. BC Roy, Purushottam Das Tandon
061962Dr. Rajendra Prasad
071963Dr. Zakir Hussain, Pandurang Vaman Kane
081966Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous). Known for his slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan"
091971Indira Gandhi. Known as the "Iron Lady of India"
101975V. V. Giri
111976K. Kamaraj (Posthumous)
121980Mother Terisa
131983Acharya Vinoba Bhave (Posthumous)
141987Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (The first overseas - Pakisthan)
151988M.G.Ramachandran (Posthumous)
161990Dr. BR Ambedkar (Posthumous), Nelson Mandela
171991Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous), Morarji Desai
181992J.R.D Tata, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous), Ray
191997Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous), Gulzarilal Nanda (Posthumous), APJ Abdul Kalam
201998M .S. Subbulakshmi, Chidambaram Subramaniam 
211999Pro. Amartya Sen, Pandit Ravi Shankar,Gopinath Bardoli (Posthumous)
222001Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Bismilah Khan 
232009Bhimsen Joshi
242014Sachin Tendulkar, Dr. C.N.R. Rao
252015Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malviya (Posthumous)

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