List of Bharat Ratna Winners from 1954 to 2017

Bharat Ratna is India’s highest Civilian Award. It was first awarded in 1954. The actual award is designed in the shape of a peepal leaf with Bharat Ratna inscribed in the Sun Figure. The reverse side of the decoration Satyameva Jayate has been written in Hindi an inscription of state emblem. The emblem, the Sun and the rim are of platinum. The inscription are in burnished bronze.

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Bharat Ratna Recipient List

Name of Bharat Ratna Winners Years
Madan Mohan Malaviya 2015
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2015
Sachin Tendulkar 2014
C. N. R. Rao 2014
Bhimsen Joshi 2009
Bismillah Khan 2001
Lata Mangeshkar 2001
Gopinath Bordoloi 1999
Amartya Sen 1999
Ravi Shankar 1999
Jayaprakash Narayan 1998
Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998
M. S. Subbulakshmi 1998
Aruna Asaf Ali 1997
Gulzarilal Nanda 1997
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1997
Satyajit Ray 1992
J. R. D. Tata 1992
Abul Kalam Azad 1992
Morarji Desai 1991
Vallabhbhai Patel 1991
Rajiv Gandhi 1991
Nelson Mandela 1990
B. R. Ambedkar 1990
M. G. Ramachandran 1988
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987
Vinoba Bhave 1983
Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1980
K. Kamaraj 1976
V. V. Giri 1975
Indira Gandhi 1971
Lal Bahadur Shastri 1966
Pandurang Vaman Kane 1963
Zakir Hussain 1963
Rajendra Prasad 1962
Purushottam Das Tandon 1961
Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961
Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958
Govind Ballabh Pant 1957
Jawaharlal Nehru 1955
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya 1955
Bhagwan Das 1955
Radhakrishnan 1954
C. V. Raman 1954
C Rajagopalachari 1954
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