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Bharat Ratna Award Winners List

No. Name Birth Year Death Year Awarded Year About 1 Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari 1878 1972 1954 Independence Activist, Last Governor General 2 Sir C.V Raman 1888 1970 1954 Physicist , Nobel Prize Winner ( 1930 ) 3 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1888 1975 1954 Philosopher, Indias First Vice President (1952 -1962), and Indias Second President(1962-1967) 4 Bhagvan Das 1869 1958 1955 Independence activist, author 5 Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya 1861 1962 1955 Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore 6 Jawaharlal Nehru 1889 1964 1955 Independence activist, author, First Prime Minister (1947-1964) 7 Govind Ballabh Pant 1887 1961 1957 Independence activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister 8 Dhondo Keshav Karve 1858 1962 1958 Educator, social reformer 9 Bidhan Chandra Roy 1882 1962 1961 Physician, Chief Minister Of West Bengal 10 Purushottam Das Tandon 1882 1962 1961 Independence activist, educator 11 Rajendra Prasad 1884 1963 1962 Independence activist, jurist, First President (1950-1962) 12 Zakir Hussain 1897 1969 1963 Independence activist, Scholar, Third President (1967-1969) 13 Pandurang Vaman Kane 1880 1972 1963 Indologist and Sanskrit scholar 14 Lal Bahadur Shastri 1904 1966 1966 Posthumous, independence activist, Second Prime Minister (1964-1966) 15 Indira Gandhi 1917 1984 1971 Third Prime Minister (1980-1984) 16 V.V. Giri 1894 1980 1975 Trade unionist and Fourth President (1969) 17 K. Kamaraj 1903 1975 1976 Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State 18 Mother Teresa 1910 1997 1980 Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity 19 Vinoba Bhave 1895 1982 1983 Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist 20 Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan 1890 1988 1987 First non-citizen, independence activist

21 M.G. Ramchandran 1917 1987 1988 Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 22 B.R. Ambedkar 1891 1956 1990 Posthumous, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, politician, economist, and scholar 23 Nelson Mandela 1918 1990 Second non-citizen and non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement 24 Rajiv Gandhi 1944 1991 1991 Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister (1984-1989) 25 Vallabhbhai Patel 1875 1950 1991 Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister(1947-1950) 26 Morarji Desai 1896 1995 1991 Independence activist, fourth Prime Minister(1977-1979) 27 Abdul Kalam Azad 1888 1958 1992 Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education 28 J. R. D. Tata 1904 1993 1992 Industrialist and philanthropist 29 Satyajit Ray 1922 1992 1992 Bengali Filmmaker 30 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 1931 1997 Aeronautical Engineer,11th President of India 31 Gulzarilal Nanda 1898 1998 1997 Independence activist, interim Prime Minister 32 Aruna Asaf Ali 1908 1996 1997 Posthumous, independence activist 33 M.S. Subbulakshmi 1916 2004 1998 Carnatic classical singer 34 Chidambaram Subramaniam 1910 2000 1998 Independence activist, Minister of Agriculture 35 Jayaprakash Narayan 1902 1979 1999 Posthumous, independence activist and politician 36 Ravi Shankar 1920 2012 1999 Sitar Player 37 Amartya Sen 1933 1999 Economist 38 Gopinath Bardoloi 1890 1950 1999 Posthumous, 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 Singer 42 Sachin Tendulkar 1973 Announced Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who got

Bharat Ratna, 43 Prof. C.N.R Rao 1934 Announced Man behing indias maiden mars mission

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