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Bharat Ratna Award Winners list

Bharat Ratna Award Winners list (1954 to 2014):Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. The provision of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954.
Interesting Facts about Bharat Ratna Award Winners.
* First Bharat Ratna was awarded to Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954.
* Last Bharat Ratna was awarded to Sachin Tendulkar in 2014.
* Mother Teresa was the first naturalized Indian citizen of Bharat Ratna Award Winner in 1980.
* Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1987) And Nelson Mandela (1990) are two non Indians of Bharat Ratna Award Winners.
* Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson and the youngest Bharat Ratna Award Winner.
Bharat Ratna Award Winners - Complete List:

SN
Name
Year
Discipline / Work
1
Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
1954
Independence Activist, Last Governor General
2
Sir C.V Raman
1954
Physicist , Nobel Prize Winner ( 1930 )
3
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
1954
Philosopher,and India’s Second President(1962-1967)
4
Bhagvan Das
1955
Independence activist, author
5
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
1955
Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore
6
Jawaharlal Nehru
1955
Independence activist, author, First Prime Minister (1947-1964)
7
Govind Ballabh Pant
1957
Independence activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister
8
Dhondo Keshav Karve
1958
Educator, social reformer
9
Bidhan Chandra Roy
1961
Physician, Chief Minister Of West Bengal
10
Purushottam Das Tandon
1961
Independence activist, educator
11
Rajendra Prasad
1962
Independence activist, jurist, First President (1950-1962)
12
Zakir Hussain
1963
Independence activist, Scholar, Third President (1967-1969)
13
Pandurang Vaman Kane
1963
Indologist and Sanskrit scholar
14
Lal Bahadur Shastri
1966
Posthumous, independence activist, Second Prime Minister (1964-1966)
15
Indira Gandhi
1971
Third Prime Minister (1980-1984)
16
V.V. Giri
1975
Trade unionist and Fourth President (1969)
17
K. Kamaraj
1976
Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State
18
Mother Teresa
1980
Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity
19
Vinoba Bhave
1983
Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist
20
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
1987
First non-citizen, independence activist
21
M.G. Ramchandran
1988
Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
22
B.R. Ambedkar
1990
Posthumous, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, politician, economist, and scholar
23
Nelson Mandela
1990
Second non-citizen and non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement
24
Rajiv Gandhi
1991
Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister (1984-1989)
25
Vallabhbhai Patel
1991
Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister(1947-1950)
26
Morarji Desai
1991
Independence activist, fourth Prime Minister(1977-1979)
27
Abdul Kalam Azad
1992
Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education
28
J. R. D. Tata
1992
Industrialist and philanthropist
29
Satyajit Ray
1992
Bengali Filmmaker
30
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
1997
Aeronautical Engineer,11th President of India
31
Gulzarilal Nanda
1997
Independence activist, interim Prime Minister
32
Aruna Asaf Ali
1997
Posthumous, independence activist
33
M.S. Subbulakshmi
1998
Carnatic classical singer
34
Chidambaram Subramaniam
1998
Independence activist, Minister of Agriculture
35
Jayaprakash Narayan
1999
Posthumous, independence activist and politician
36
Ravi Shankar
1999
Sitar Player
37
Amartya Sen
1999
Economist
38
Gopinath Bardoloi
1999
Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Assam
39
Lata Mangeshkar
2001
Playback singer
40
Bismillah Khan
2001
Hindustani Classical Shehnai Player
41
Bhimsen Joshi
2008
Hindustani Classical Singer
42
Prof. C.N.R Rao
2014
Man behing india’s maiden mars mission
43
Sachin Tendulkar
2014
Indian Cricketer, First Sportsman and Youngest Indian who got Bharat Ratna,