GK- List of Bharat Ratna Recipients 1954-2016

The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the India. It was first awarded in 1954 to Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari and Dr. Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman. The award is given in the field of arts, science, literature, public services, and any field of human endeavour. The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President. Here is the list of Bharat Ratna Recipients from 1954-2016.

Posthumous means “awarded after the death

S.No.

Year

Recipients Name

 
1 1954 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
2 1954 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
3 1954 Dr Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman
4 1955 Dr. Bhagwan Das
5 1955 Dr. Mokshgundm Visveswaraya
6 1955 Jawaharlal Nehru
7 1957 Pt Govind Ballabh Pant
8 1958 Dr Dhonde Keshav Karve
9 1961 Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
10 1961 Purushottam Das Tandon
11 1962 Dr. Rajendra Prasad
12 1963 Dr. Zakir Hussain
13 1963 Pandurang Vaman Kane
14 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri posthumous
15 1971 Indira Gandhi
16 1975 Varahagiri Venkata Giri
17 1976 Kumaraswamy Kamaraj posthumous
18 1980 Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)
19 1983 Acharya Vinoba Bhave posthumous
20 1987 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan the first overseas
21 1988 Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran posthumous
22 1990 Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar posthumous
23 1990 Nelson Mandela
24 1991 Rajiv Gandhi posthumous
25 1991 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel posthumous
26 1991 Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
27 1992 Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata
28 1992 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad posthumous
29 1992 Satyajit Ray
30 1997 Aruna Asaf Ali posthumous
31 1997 Gulzari Lal Nanda posthumous
32 1997 Dr. Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
33 1998 Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi
34 1998 Chidambaram Subramaniam
35 1999 Prof. Amartya Sen
36 1999 Pandit Ravi Shankar
37 1999 Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoli posthumous
38 2001 Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar
39 2001 Ustad Bismilah Khan
40 2009 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
41 2014 Sachin Tendulkar
42 2014 Dr. CNR Rao
43 2015 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
44 2015 Madan Mohan Malviya posthumous

 

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