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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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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam ( (listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in ...more
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Abul Kalam Azad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad pronunciation (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar, activist and a senior leader of the ...more
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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Amartya Kumar Sen, (Bengali: [ˈɔmort:o ˈʃen]; born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in India, the United Kingdom, and the United ...more
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Aruna Asaf Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Aruna Asaf Ali (née Aruna Ganguly; 16 July 1909 – 29 July 1996) was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank ...more
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B. R. Ambedkar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit ...more
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Bhagwan Das is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Bhagwan Das (12 January 1869 – 18 September 1958) was an Indian Theosophist and public figure. For a time he served in the Central Legislative Assembly of British India. He became allied with ...more
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Bhimsen Joshi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (pronunciation ; 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011) was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka (later settled in Maharashtra) in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is ...more
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Bidhan Chandra Roy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Bidhan Chandra Roy MD DSc MRCP, FRCS; (1 July 1882 – 1 July 1962) was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister ...more
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C. Rajagopalachari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian politician, independence activist, lawyer, writer, historian and statesman. ...more
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C. V. Raman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman (; 7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist born in the former Madras Province in India (presently the state of Tamil Nadu), who carried out ...more
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Chidambaram Subramaniam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Chidambaram Subramaniam (commonly known as CS) (30 January 1910 – 7 November 2000), was an Indian politician and Independence activist. He served as Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence ...more
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Dhondo Keshav Karve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Dhondo Keshav Karve (18 April 1858 – 9 November 1962), popularly known as Maharshi Karve, was a social reformer in India in the field of women's welfare. In his honour, Queen's Road in Mumbai ...more
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Gopinath Bordoloi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Gopinath Bordoloi (10 June 1890 - 5 August 1950) was a politician and Indian independence activist who served as the first Chief Minister of Assam. He was a follower of the Gandhian principle of ...more
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Govind Ballabh Pant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant (10 September 1887 – 7 March 1961) was an Indian freedom fighter and one of the architects of modern India. Alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai ...more
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Gulzarilal Nanda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Gulzarilal Nanda (4 July 1898 – 15 January 1998) was an Indian politician and economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the acting Prime Minister of India for two short periods ...more
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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪraː ˈɡaːndʱiː] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian ...more
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J. R. D. Tata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993) was an Indian aviator, entrepreneur, chairman of Tata Group and the shareholder of Tata Sons. Born into the Tata family of India, ...more
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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] (listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian independence activist, and subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India and ...more
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Jayaprakash Narayan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Jayaprakash Narayan (listen ; 11 October 1902 – 8 October 1979), popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak (Hindi for The People's Leader), was an Indian independence activist, theorist, ...more
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K. Kamaraj is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Kumaraswami Kamaraj (15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975), was a leader of the INC, widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He served as INC president for ...more
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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Abdul Ghaffār Khān (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988), nicknamed Fakhr-e-Afghan , lit. "pride of Pashtuns"), Bādshāh Khān, or Bāchā Khān, "king of chiefs"), was a Pashtun ...more
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Lal Bahadur Shastri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Lal Bahadur Shastri (pronounced [laːl bəˈɦaːdʊr ˈʃaːstri], listen , 2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was the 2nd Prime Minister of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress ...more
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Lata Mangeshkar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Lata Mangeshkar (pronunciation ) (born 28 September 1929) is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She has ...more
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M. G. Ramachandran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M. G. R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ...more
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M. S. Subbulakshmi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bharat Ratna Winners List
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) was an Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat ...more