Bharat Ratna 2024; Award Winners List (1954-2024)

The Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award since 1954, celebrates individuals of exceptional merit in diverse fields. With inclusivity at its core, it honors outstanding contributions to public service and excellence across literature, science, and the arts. Awarded by the President of India, it recognizes up to three individuals annually, including posthumously, for their profound impact on society.

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Bharat Ratna Awardees 2024

  1. Posthumous Tribute to Karpoori Thakur:
    • Karpoori Thakur, the former Chief Minister of Bihar and a distinguished socialist leader, will posthumously receive the Bharat Ratna. This prestigious honor coincides with the eve of his 100th birth anniversary, recognizing his remarkable contributions to society.
  2. Lal Krishna Advani:
    • Lal Krishna Advani, a seasoned leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been selected as a recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award for 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this decision on February 3, 2024, acknowledging Advani’s significant impact on Indian politics and public service.

Other Honorees:

  • PV Narasimha Rao:
    • Former Prime Minister renowned for his pivotal economic reforms.
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh:
    • Former Prime Minister and advocate for farmers’ rights.
  • MS Swaminathan:
    • Eminent agricultural scientist, often referred to as the “Father of the Green Revolution in India.”

Bharat Ratna Award Winners List

Over the years, 48 individuals have been honored with the Bharat Ratna award, with 17 of them receiving the prestigious recognition posthumously. Below is a list of these extraordinary individuals, along with their remarkable contributions to society.

 1954C. RajagopalachariActivist, statesman, and lawyer
 Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan India’s first Vice-President and second President
C. V. RamanPhysicists, mathematicians, and scientists
1955Bhagwan DasActivist, philosopher, and educationist
M. VisvesvarayaCivil engineer, statesman, and Diwan of Mysore
Jawaharlal NehruActivist and author served as the Prime Minister of India
1957Govind Ballabh PantActivist and first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
1958Dhondo Keshav KarveSocial reformer and educator
1961Bidhan Chandra RoyPhysician, political leader, philanthropist, educationist, and social worker
Purushottam Das TandonActivist and speaker of the United Provinces Legislative Assembly
1962Rajendra PrasadActivist, lawyer, statesman, and scholar
1963Zakir HusainActivist, economist, and education philosopher served as a Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University and the Governor of Bihar
Pandurang Vaman KaneIndologist and Sanskrit scholar, known for his five-volume literary work
1966Lal Bahadur ShastriActivist and served as the second Prime Minister of India
1971Indira Gandhi First women Prime Minister of India
1975V. V. GiriTrade Unionist
1976K. KamarajIndependence activist and statesman, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
1980Mother Teresa Catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
1983Vinoba Bhave Activist, social reformer, and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi
1987Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanFirst noncitizen, independence activist
1988M. G. RamachandranActor turned politician, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
1990B.R. AmbedkarSocial reformer and leader of the Dalits
Nelson MandelaLeader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, President of South Africa
1991Rajiv GandhiGandhi was the ninth Prime Minister of India serving from 1984 to 1989.
Vallabhbhai PatelActivist and first Deputy Prime Minister of India
Morarji DesaiActivist, and Prime Minister of India
1992Abul Kalam AzadActivist and first Minister of education
J. R. D. TataIndustrialist, philanthropist, and aviation pioneer
Satyajit RayDirector, filmmaker, writer, novelist
1997Gulzarilal NandaActivist, and interim Prime Minister of India.
Aruna Asaf AliActivist
A.P.J Abdul KalamAerospace and defense scientist
1998M. S. SubbulakshmiCarnatic classical vocalist
Chidambaram SubramaniamActivist and former Minister of Agriculture of India
1999Jayaprakash Narayan Activist, and social reformer
Amartya SenEconomist
Gopinath BordoloiActivist
Ravi ShankarMusician, sitar player
2001Lata MangeshkarSinger
Bismillah KhanHindustani classical shehnai player
2009Bhimsen JoshiHindustani classical vocalist
2014C. N. R. Rao Chemist and professor, author
Sachin TendulkarCricketer
2015Madan Mohan MalaviyaScholar and educational reformer.
Atal Bihari BajpayeeElected nine times to the Lok Sabha, twice to the Rajya Sabha, and served as the Prime Minister of India for three terms.
2019Pranab MukherjeeIndian politician, and senior leader in the Indian National Congress.
Nanaji DeshmukhA social activist from India, education, health, and rural self-reliance.
Bhupen Hazarika Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet, and filmmaker from Assam.
2024 (Posthumously)Karpoori ThakurA renowned socialist leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar
2024Lal Krishna AdvaniA Veteran Bhartiya Janta Party Leader
2024PV Narsimha RaoFormer Prime Minister
2024Chaudhary Charan SinghA former Prime Minister who supported the agricultural sector and upheld the rights of the farmers.
2024MS SwaminathanFather of Green Revolution

Bharat Ratna First Recipients (1954)

  • C. Rajagopalachari
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • CV Raman

Youngest Bharat Ratna Recipient

  • Sachin Tendulkar (2014):
    • Legendary cricketer, awarded the Bharat Ratna at the age of 40 for his outstanding contributions to cricket.

Oldest Bharat Ratna Recipient

  • Dhondo Keshav Karve (1958):
    • Revered social reformer, received the Bharat Ratna on his 100th birthday, marking a historic milestone in the award’s history.

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