BHARAT RATNA AWARD WINNERS


S.No Name of the Person Year About Him/Her
1. Chakravarti Rajagopalachari 1954 Last Governor-General of India and an Activist
2. Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan 1954 India’s First Vice President and India’s Second President.
3. Sir CV Raman 1954 Physicist
4. Dr Bhagwan Das 1955 Freedom Fighter
5. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya 1955 Diwan of Mysore. Civil Engineer and a Dam Architect.
6. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru 1995 India’s First Prime Minister
7. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant 1957 Freedom Fighter. Home Minister.
8. Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958 Educationist and a Social Reformer
9. Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961 Physician and West Bengal’s Chief Minister
10. Purushottam Das Tandon 1961 Freedom Fighter
11. Dr Rajendra Prasad 1962 India’s First President and Freedom Fighter
12. Dr Zakir Hussain 1963 India’s Third President
13. Pandurang Vanam Kane 1963 Sanskrit Scholar
14. Lal Bahadur Shastri 1966 India’s Second Prime Minister and Freedom Fighter
15. Indira Gandhi 1971 India’s first Woman Prime Minister
16. Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1975 Former President of India
17. K Kamaraj 1976 Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
18. Mother Teresa 1980 Founder of Missionaries of Charity
19. Acharya Vinobha Bhave 1983 Independence activist and a Social reformer
20. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987 Known as Frontier Gandhi
21. M. G. Ramachandran 1988 Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu-Popular Cinema Actor
22. Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar 1990 Crusader against Untouchability, Chief architect of Indian Constitution, Social Reformer
23. Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1990 Leader of Anti – Apartheid movement
24. Rajiv Gandhi 1991 Former Prime Minister of India
25. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 1991 India’s first Home Minister and Freedom Fighter
26. Morarji Ranchhodji Desai 1991 Former Prime Minister and Independence activist
27. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 1992 First Education Minister of India and Freedom Fighter
28. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata 1992 Philanthropist and an Industrialist
29. Satyajit Ray 1992 Filmmaker
30. Gulzarilal Nanda 1997 Freedom Fighter and Economist
31. Aruna Asaf All 1997 Freedom Fighter
32. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 1997 Aeronautical Engineer and 11th President of India
33. Madurai Sanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi 1998 Carnatic classical singer
34. Chidambaram Subramniam 1998 Freedom Fighter and Former Agriculture Minister
35. Jayaprakash Narayanan 1999 Freedom Fighter and Social Reformer
36. Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999 Sitar Player
37. Professor Amartya Sen 1999 Economist
38. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi 1999 Former Chief Minister of Assam
39. Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar 2001 Play Back Singer
40. Ustad Bismillah Khan 2001 Hindustani classical shehnai player
41. Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi 2009 Hindustani Classical Singer
42. Sachin Tendulkar 2014 Cricketer
43. Dr CNR Rao 2014 Renowned Chemist
44. Madan Mohan Malaviya 2015 Educationist and Politician
45. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2015 Former Prime Minister of India

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