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Meet our 45 Bharat Ratnas

December 25, 2014 12:43 IST



Educationist Madan Mohan Malviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee are the 44th and 45th distinguished personalities who have been conferred with the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.


Here's a list of others who have been conferred the Bharat Ratna:

1) 

C Rajagopalachari 1954
2)  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1954
3)  C V Raman 1954
4)  Bhagwan Das 1955
5)  Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya 1955
6)  Jawaharlal Nehru 1955
7)  Govind Ballabh Pant 1957
8)  Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958
9)  Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961
10) Purushottam Das Tandon 1961
11) Rajendra Prasad 1962
12) Zakir Hussain 1963
13) Pandurang Vaman Kane 1963
14) Lal Bahadur Shastri 1966
15) Indira Gandhi 1971
16) V V Giri 1975
17) K Kamaraj 1976
18) Mother Teresa 1980
19) Acharya Vinoba Bhave 1983
20) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987
21) M G Ramachandra 1988
22) B R Ambedkar 1990
23) Nelson Mandela 1990
24) Rajiv Gandhi 1991
25) Vallabhbhai Patel 1991
26) Morarji Desai 1991
27) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 1992
28) J R D Tata 1992
29) Satyajit Ray 1992
30) Gulzarilal Nanda 1997
31) Aruna Asaf Ali 1997
32) A P J Abdul Kalam 1997
33) M S Subbulakshmi 1998
34) Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998
35) Jayaprakash Narayan 1999
36) Amartya Sen 1999
37) Gopinath Bordoloi 1999
38) Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999
39) Lata Mangeshkar 2001
40) Ustad Bismillah Khan 2001
41) Bhimsen Joshi 2009
42) C N R Rao 2014
43) Sachin Tendulkar 2014