Bharat Ratna Winners List Award Winners

Bharat Ratna Winners List

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List of Bharat Ratna winners from every year the award has been given out. All Bharat Ratna winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Bharat Ratna award are listed along with photos for every Bharat Ratna winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Bharat Ratna award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Bharat Ratna are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Bharat Ratna winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Bharat Ratna winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Bharat Ratna winners of all time. Anybody who won the Bharat Ratna usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Bharat Ratna-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Bharat Ratna, so most of the famous Bharat Ratna winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Bharat Ratna?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this factual list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. List items include Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Govind Ballabh Pant and more. (41 items)


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    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of ...more

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    Abul Kalam Azad
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    Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat ...more

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    Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the ...more

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    Aruna Asaf Ali
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    Aruna Asaf Ali, born Aruna Ganguly, was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. She was 87 years old at the time of her death.more

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    B. R. Ambedkar
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    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables, women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the ...more

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    Bhagwan Das
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    Bhagwan Das was an Indian Theosophist and public figure. For a time he served in the Central Legislative Assembly of British India. He became allied with the Hindustani Culture Society and was active in opposing rioting as a form of protest. As an advocate for national freedom from the British rule, he ...more

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    Bhimsen Joshi
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    Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi; 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011 was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music. In 1998, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour ...more

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    Bidhan Chandra Roy
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    Bidhan Chandra Roy, MRCP, FRCS was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in India. He remained in his post for 14 years as an Indian National Congress candidate, from 1948 until his death in 1962. He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. Bidhan Roy is often considered the ...more

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    C. Rajagopalachari
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    Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of ...more

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    C. V. Raman
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    Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS was an Indian physicist, born in the former Madras Province, whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that, when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes ...more

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    Chidambaram Subramaniam
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    Chidambaram Subramaniam, was an Indian statesman. He was the man who ushered in an era of self-sufficiency in food production in India.more

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    Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve, popularly known as Maharishi Karve, was a social reformer in India in the field of women's welfare. In honour of Karve, Queen's Road in Mumbai was renamed to Maharishi Karve Road Karve continued the pioneering work of Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule in promoting women's ...more

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    Gopinath Bordoloi was a Prime Minister of undivided Assam before independence and later Chief Minister of the Indian state of Assam, and also a leading Indian independence activist. He was a follower of the Gandhian principle of non-violence as a political tool. Due to his unselfish dedication towards ...more

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    Govind Ballabh Pant
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    Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was an Indian politician and an veteran independence activist. He was one of the foremost political leaders from Uttarakhand and of the movement to establish Hindi as the official language of India.more

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    Gulzarilal Nanda
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    Gulzarilal Nanda was an Indian politician and Economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Prime Minister of India for two short periods following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. Both his terms ended after the ruling Indian National Congress's ...more

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    Indira Gandhi
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    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold ...more

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    J. R. D. Tata
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    Jamsetji Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was a French-born Indian aviator and business tycoon. He was the Chairman of Tata Sons. He became India's first licensed pilot in 1929. In 1983, he was awarded the French Legion of Honour and, in 1992, India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.more

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    Jawaharlal Nehru
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    Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 ...more

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    Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, social reformer and political leader, remembered especially for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he called a "total revolution". His biography, ...more

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    K. Kamaraj
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    Kumarasami Kamaraj, better known as K. Kamaraj, was an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1954–1963 and a Member of Parliament during 1952–1954 and 1967–1975. He was known for his ...more

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