[Updated] Recipients of Bharat Ratna List | Bharat Ratna Recipients

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Recipients of Bharat Ratna List | Bharat Ratna Recipients

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1.Chakravarti Rajgopalachari1954Independence activist, last Governor-General
2.Sir C. V. Raman1954Physicist
3.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1954Philosopher, second President
4.Bhagwan Das1955Independence activist, author
5.Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya1955Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore
6.Jawaharlal Nehru1955Independence activist, author, first Prime Minister
7.Govind Ballabh Pant1957Independence activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister
8.Dhondo Keshav Karva1958Educator, social reformer
9.Bidhan Chandra Roy1961Physician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
10.Purushottam Das Tandon1961Independence activist, educator
11.Rajendra Prasad1962Independence activist, jurist, first President
12.Zakir Hussain1963Scholar, third President
13.Pandurang Vaman Kana1963Indologist and Sanskrit scholar
14.Lal Bahadur Shastri1966Posthumous, Independence activist, second PM
15.Indira Gandhi1971Third Prime Minister
16.V. V. Giri1975Trade unionist and fourth President
17.K. Kamaraj1976Posthumous, Independence activist, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State
18.Mother Teresa1980Catholic nun, founder of Missionaries of Charity
19.Vinoba Bhave1983Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist
20.Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan1987First non-citizen, independence activist
21.M. G. Ramachandran1988Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
22.B. R. Ambedkar1990Posthumous, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, politician, economist and scholar
23.Nelson Mandela1990Second non-citizen and first non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement
24.Rajiv Gandhi1991Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister
25.Vallabhbhai Patel1991Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister
26.Morarji Desai1991Independence activist, fourth prime minister
27.Abul Kalam Azad1992Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education
28.J. R. D. Tata1992Industrialist and Philanthropist
29.Satyajit Ray1992Filmmaker
30.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam1997Aeronautical Engineer, 11th President of India
31.Gulzarilal Nanda1997Independence activist, interim Prime Minister
32.Aruna Asaf Ali1997Posthumous, Independence activist
33.M. S. Subbulakshmi1998Carnatic classical singer
34.Chidambaram Subramaniam1998Independence activist, Minister of Agriculture
35.Jayaprakash Narayan1999Posthmous, independence activist, politician
36.Ravi Shankar1999Sitar player
37.Amartya Sen1999Economist
38.Gopinath Bordoloi1999Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Assam
39.Lata Mangeshkar2001Playback singer
40.Bismillah Khan2001Hindustani classical shehnai player
41.Bhimsen Joshi2008Hindustani classical singer
42.Prof. C. N. R. Rao2014Scientist
43.Sachin Tendulkar2014Renowned Cricketer
44.Madan Mohan Malaviya2015Posthumous, Educationist and Politician
45.Atal Bihari Vajpayee2015Former PM of India
46.Pranab Mukherjee2019Former President of India
47.Nanaji Deshmukh2019Social Activist
48.Bhupen Hazarika2019Indian Playback Singer

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