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 WinnersYears
Madan Mohan Malaviya2015
Atal Bihari Vajpayee2015
Sachin Tendulkar2014
C. N. R. Rao2014
Bhimsen Joshi2009
Bismillah Khan2001
Lata Mangeshkar2001
Gopinath Bordoloi1999
Amartya Sen1999
Ravi Shankar1999
Jayaprakash Narayan1998
Chidambaram Subramaniam1998
M. S. Subbulakshmi1998
Aruna Asaf Ali1997
Gulzarilal Nanda1997
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam1997
Satyajit Ray1992
J. R. D. Tata1992
Abul Kalam Azad1992
Morarji Desai1991
Vallabhbhai Patel1991
Rajiv Gandhi1991
Nelson Mandela1990
B. R. Ambedkar1990
M. G. Ramachandran1988
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan1987
Vinoba Bhave1983
Mother Teresa of Calcutta1980
K. Kamaraj1976
V. V. Giri1975
Indira Gandhi1971
Lal Bahadur Shastri1966
Pandurang Vaman Kane1963
Zakir Hussain1963
Rajendra Prasad1962
Purushottam Das Tandon1961
Bidhan Chandra Roy1961
Dhondo Keshav Karve1958
Govind Ballabh Pant1957
Jawaharlal Nehru1955
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya1955
Bhagwan Das1955
Radhakrishnan1954
C. V. Raman1954
C Rajagopalachari1954
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