Bharat Ratna Award Winners List - Updated 2021



Bharatratna Award Winners List

The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in Republic
of India.
Introduced Year – 1954
Monetary Grant – No
Bharat Ratna should not be used as prefix or suffix of
awardee name, it may be used as recipient of the Award in the following manner
“Recipient of Bharat Ratna Award” or “Awarded Bharat Ratna by the President”
At Starting Years this award is given only to alive persons
and later this was changed and extended to late (posthumous) famous
personalities
How many bharat Ratna Awards can be given every year –
maximum 3 persons
This Award is given to person who has given highest
expectional service in the following fields art,Literature,science and public
services Later it is expanded to include “any field of Human Endeavour” in 2011
It is given without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
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First Recipients of Bharat Ratna

1st Politician - C. Rajagopalachari
1st Scientist – CV Raman
1st Philosopher – Sarvepalli Radhakrishna
1st posthumous Bharat Ratna – Late Lal Bhahadur Shastri
1st naturalized Indian citizen – Mother Theresa (1980)
1st Sports men – Sachin Tendulkar
1st Lady/Woman – Indira Gandhi (1971)
1st film maker – Satyajit Rey

Non-Citizen Recipient
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan – Pakistan
Nelson Mandela – South Africa
 
Naturalized Citizen Recipient ( Indian CitizenShip Given )
Mother Theresa – West Germany

Bharat Ratna Award Winners
1. Shri C. Rajagopalachari              1954
2. Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan   1954
3 Dr.C. V. Raman              1954
4. Dr.Bhagwan Das          1955
5. Dr.M Visvesvaraya      1955
6. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru  1955
7. Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant            1957
8. Dr.Dhondo Keshav Karve         1958
9. Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy             1961
10. Shri.Purushottam Das Tandon             1961
11. Dr.Rajendra Prasad  1962
12. Dr.Zakir Husain           1962
13. Dr.Pandurang Vaman Kane  1963
14. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (posthumous)            1966
15. Smt.Indira Gandhi    1971
16. Shri V. V. Giri               1975
17. Shri K. Kamaraj(posthumous)              1976
18. Mother Teresa           1980
19. Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave   1983
20. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan      1987
21. Shri M. G. Ramachandran      1988
22. Dr.B. R. Ambedkar    1990
23. Nelson Mandela        1990
24. Shri.Rajiv Gandhi (posthumous)         1991
25. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (posthumous)          1991
26. Shri Morarji Desai     1991
27. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (posthumous)       1992
28. Shri J. R. D. Tata         1992
29. Shri Satyajit Ray         1992
30. Shri Gulzarilal Nanda                1997
31. Smt.Aruna Asaf Ali(posthumous)      1997
32. Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam           1997
33. Smt.M. S. Subbulakshmi        1998
34. Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam       1998
35. Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (posthumous)            1999
36. Professor Amartya Sen          1999
37. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (posthumous)    1999
38. Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999
39. ShushriLata Mangeshkar       2001
40. Ustad Bismillah Khan               2001
41. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi              2009
42. Professor C. N. R. Rao             2014
43. Shri Sachin Tendulkar              2014
44. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumous)            2015
45. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee        2015

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