The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. It was introduced on 2 January 1954.
The Bharat Ratna award is conferred in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
The Bharat Ratna award was originally limited to achievements in the field of arts, literature, science, and public services, but in December 2011 the government included the criteria of any field of human endeavour.
The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister of India to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year.
The recipients receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a peepal leaf-shaped medallion. There is no monetary grant associated with the award. Bharat Ratna awardee rank seventh in the Indian order of precedence.
This section of static gk is very important for those who are preparing for state and central government jobs exams like IAS, SSC, UPSC, TNSC, RPSC, MPPSC, Railways, Banks etc.
Here we compiled Bharat Ratna Award Winners list, it will be very usefull for competitive exams.
List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners
|Year||Bharat Ratna Recipient||Field||State|
|1954||C. Rajagopalachari||Politics||Tamil Nadu|
|1954||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||Politics||Tamil Nadu|
|1954||C. V. Raman||Sciene||Tamil Nadu|
|1955||Bhagwan Das||Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|1955||Jawaharlal Nehru||Politics||Uttar Pradesh|
|1957||Govind Ballabh Pant||Politics||Uttarakhand|
|1958||Dhondo Keshav Karve||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|1961||Bidhan Chandra Roy||Politics||West Bengal|
|1961||Purushottam Das Tandon||Politics||Uttar Pradesh|
|1963||Zakir Husain||Politics||Andhra Pradesh|
|1963||Pandurang Vaman Kane||Literacy||Maharashtra|
|1966||Lal Bahadur Shastri||Politics||Uttar Pradesh|
|1971||Indira Gandhi||Politics||Uttar Pradesh|
|1975||V. V. Giri||Politics||Odisha|
|1976||K. Kamaraj||Politics||Tamil Nadu|
|1980||Mother Teresa||Humanitarian Work||West Bengal (Born in Skopje, |
|1983||Vinoba Bhave||Humanitarian Work||Maharashtra|
|1987||Abdul Ghaffar Khan||Independence Movement||Pakistan|
|1988||M. G. Ramachandran||Acting, Politics||Tamil Nadu|
|1990||B. R. Ambedkar||Social Reform||Maharashtra|
|1990||Nelson Mandela||Leadership||South Africa|
|1991||Rajiv Gandhi||Politics||Uttar Pradesh|
|1992||Abul Kalam Azad||Politics||West Bengal|
|1992||J. R. D. Tata||Philanthropist Work||Maharashtra|
|1992||Satyajit Ray||Cinema||West Bengal|
|1997||Aruna Asaf Ali||Independence Activist||Haryana|
|1997||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam||Science, Education||Tamil Nadu|
|1998||M. S. Subbulakshmi||Classical Music||Tamil Nadu|
|1998||Chidambaram Subramaniam||Research Work||Tamil Nadu|
|1999||Jayaprakash Narayan||Social Reforms||Bihar|
|1999||Amartya Sen||Science||West Bengal|
|1999||Ravi Shankar||Classical Music||Uttar Pradesh|
|2001||Bismillah Khan||Classical Shanayi Player||Uttar Pradesh|
|2009||Bhimsen Joshi||Classical Vocalist||Karnataka|
|2014||C. N. R. Rao||Research Work||Karnataka|
|2015||Madan Mohan Malaviya||Educational Reforms||Uttar Pradesh|
|2015||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Politics||Madhya Pradesh|
|2019||Pranab Mukherjee||Politics||West Bengal|
|2019||Bhupen Hazarika||Playback Singing||Assam|
|2019||Nanaji Deshmukh||Social Work||Maharashtra|