List of the Bharat Ratna Winners of India (1954-2015)


S.No. Name of the Winner  Awarded Year  Birth/Death  About him/her Image
1 Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari 1954 1878 –1972 Last Governor – General, Independence activist Img
2 Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishnan 1954 1888 –1975 India’s 1st Vice President (1952 – 1962), Philosopher and India’s 2nd President (1962 – 1967) Img
3 Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman 1954 1888 – 197 Physicist Img
4 Dr. Bhagwan Das 1955 1869 –1958 Author, Independence activist, Kashi Vidya Peeth Founder Img
5 Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya 1955 1861 –1962 Diwan of Mysore, Civil engineer Img
6 Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru 1955 1889 –1964 Author, Independence activist, 1st Prime Minister Img
7 Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant 1957 1887 –1961 Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Independence activist, Home Minister Img
8 Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958 1858 –1962 Educator, social reformer Img
9 Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961 1882 –1962 Chief Minister of West Bengal and a Physician Img
10 Shri Purushottam Das Tandon 1961 1882 –1962 Educator, Independence activist Img
11 Dr. Rajendra Prasad 1962 1884 –1963 Jurist, Independence activist, 1st President of India Img
12 Dr. Zakir Hussain 1963 1897 –1969 Scholar, Independence activist, 3rd President of India Img
13 Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane 1963 1880 –1972 Sanskrit scholar and Indologist Img
14 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) 1966 1904 –1966 2nd Prime Minister of India, Independence activist Img
15 Smt. Indira Gandhi 1971 1917 –1984 3rd Prime Minister of India Img
16 Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1975 1894 –1980 4th President, Trade unionist Img
17 Shri Kumaraswami Kamaraj (Posthumous) 1976 1903 –1975 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Independence activist Img
18 Mother Teresa 1980 1910 –1997 Founder of Missionaries of Charity and a Catholic nun Img
19 Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave (Posthumous) 1983 1895 –1982 Independence activist and a Social reformer Img
20 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987 1890 –1988 Independence activist, First non-citizen Img
21 Shri Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous) 1988 1917 –1987 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Film actor Img
22 Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous) 1990 1891 –1956 Crusader against Untouchablity, Chief architect of Indian Constitution, Social Reformer, Dalit Icon, Historian, Economist, scholar, politician Img
23 Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1990 1918- 2nd non – citizen and non – Indian recipient, Leader of Anti – Apartheid movement Img
24 Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) 1991 1944 –1991 6th Prime Minister of India Img
25 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) 1991 1875 –1950 Independence activist, 1st Home Minister Img
26 Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai 1991 1896 –1995 4th Prime Minister and Independence activist Img
27 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) 1992 1888 –1958 1st Minister of Education and an Independence activist Img
28 Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata 1992 1904 –1993 Philanthropist and an Industrialist Img
29 Shri Satyajit Ray 1992 1922 –1992 Filmmaker Img
30 Shri Gulzarilal Nanda 1997 1898 –1998 Interim Prime Minister, Independence activist Img
31 Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous) 1997 1909 –1996 Independence activist Img
32 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 1997 1931- Aeronautical Engineer and 11th President of India Img
33 Smt. Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi 1998 1916 –2004 Carnatic classical singer Img
34 Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998 1910 –2000 Minister of Agriculture and an Independence activist Img
35 Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous) 1999 1902 –1979 Politician, Independence activist Img
36 Professor Amartya Sen 1999 1933- Economist Img
37 Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous) 1999 1890 –1950 Chief Minister of Assam, Independence activist Img
38 Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999 1920 –2012 Sitar player Img
39 Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar 2001 1929- Playback singer Img
40 Ustad Bismillah Khan 2001 1916 –2006 Hindustani classical shehnai player Img
41 Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi 2008 1922 – 2011 Hindustani classical singer Img
42 Sachin Tendulkar 2014 1973- Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who got Bharat Ratna Img
43 Prof. C.N.R Rao 2014 1934- Indian Scientist Img
44 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2015 1924- Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the Eleventh Prime Minister of India from BJP Img
45 Madan Mohan Malviya 2015 1861 –1946 The freedom icon and Educationist popularly known as ‘Mahamana”. Img