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Complete List of Bharat Ratna Recipients

 Here is the complete list of Bharat Ratna Recipients .  Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.


Year
Image
Laureates
Notes

1954
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C. Rajagopalachari
Independence activist, last and only Indian Governor-General of India

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C. V. Raman
Nobel laureate physicist (1930)

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Philosopher, India's first Vice-President (1952–62), and second President (1962–67)

1955
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Bhagwan Das
Independence activist, theosophist, and founder of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith

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Visvesvaraya
Civil engineer, statesman and Diwan of Mysore (1912–18)

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Jawaharlal Nehru
Independence activist, author, and first Prime Minister of India (1947–64)

1957
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Govind Ballabh Pant
Independence activist, first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1950–54)

1958
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Dhondo Keshav Karve
Social reformer

1961
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Bidhan Chandra Roy
Physician-Surgeon and second Chief Minister of West Bengal (1948–62)

Purushottam Das Tandon
Independence activist, educator

1962
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Rajendra Prasad
Independence activist, lawyer, first President of India (1950–62)

1963
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Zakir Hussain
Independence activist, second Vice-President of India (1962–67), and third President of India (1967–69)

Pandurang Vaman Kane
Indologist and Sanskrit scholar

1966
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Lal Bahadur Shastri

Independence activist and third Prime Minister of India (1964–66)

1971
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Indira Gandhi
Former Prime Minister of India (1966–77, 1980–84)

1975
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V. V. Giri
Trade unionist, first Acting President of India, and fourth President of India (1969–74)

1976
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K. Kamaraj

Independence activist and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1954–57, 1957–62, 1962–63)

1980
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Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity and Nobel peace prize laureate (1979)

1983
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Vinoba Bhave

Independence activist, social reformer, and Ramon Magsaysay Award laureate (1958)

1987
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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Independence activist

1988
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M. G. Ramachandran

Film actor and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1977–80, 1980–84, 1985–87)

1990
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B. R. Ambedkar

Chief architect of the Indian Constitution and social reformer

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Nelson Mandela

Leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1993)

1991
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Rajiv Gandhi

Ninth Prime Minister of India (1984–89)

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Vallabhbhai Patel

Independence activist and first Deputy Prime Minister of India (1947–50)

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Morarji Desai
Independence activist and sixth Prime Minister of India (1977–79)

1992
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Abul Kalam Azad

Independence activist

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J. R. D. Tata
Industrialist and philanthropist

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Satyajit Ray
Filmmaker

1997
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Gulzarilal Nanda
Independence activist and two times interim Prime Minister of India

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Aruna Asaf Ali

Independence activist

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Aerospace and Defense Scientist, eleventh President of India (2002–07)

1998
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M. S. Subbulakshmi
Carnatic classical vocalist

Chidambaram Subramaniam
Independence activist and former Minister of Agriculture of India (1964–66)

1999
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Jayaprakash Narayan

Independence activist and social reformer

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Ravi Shankar
Hindustani classical Sitar player

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Amartya Sen
Nobel laureate economist (1998)

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Gopinath Bordoloi

Independence activist, first Chief Minister of Assam (1946–50)

2001
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Lata Mangeshkar
Playback singer

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Bismillah Khan
Hindustani classical Shehnai player

2009
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Bhimsen Joshi
Hindustani classical vocalist

2013
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Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer

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C. N. R. Rao
Chemist

2014
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Madan Mohan Malaviya

Educationist and politician (President of Indian National Congress (INC) in 1909, 1918)

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Former Prime Minister of India (1996), (1998), (1999-2004)



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