List of “Bharat Ratna”-Award Recipients From 1954 Till Date

List of “Bharat Ratna”-Award Recipients From 1954 Till Date
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The highest Civilian Award in India, the  “Bharat Ratna” Award

Bharat Ratna Award

was established on 2nd January 1954 by the first  President of India- Babu Rajendra Prasad along with the following 3 “Padma Awards”:

  • Padma Vibhusan
  • Padma Bhusan
  • Padma Shri

“Bharat Ratna” means “Gem of India”.

“Bharat Ratna” Award  is  conferred on  Indian Citizens, including resident and non-resident , and also on Foreigners  for the highest degrees of  national services rendered in the fields of:-

  • Art
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Public service of high orders

In the year 2011, the Government of India modified the eligibility criteria for “Bharat Ratna” Award  from the earlier criteria- “for the highest degrees of  national service” to – ” “for performance of highest order in any field of human endeavour”- to enable eminent sports-persons to receive the  nation’s highest civilian award.

Initially, the” Bharat  Ratna”  award was conferred on only  alive persons and the award was  not intended to be given posthumous.

After January 1955 provision was made for issue of posthumous Bharat Ratna award.

The Following is the List of “Bharat Ratna”-Award Recipients-  From the Year 1954 Till Date::-

1954 (6):

The Second President and the  First Vice President of India, A Philosopher belonging to Tamil Nadu whose birthday is commemorated as “Teachers’ Day”.


2. CHAKRAVARTI RAJAGOPALACHARI/RAJAJI1878–1972)- The last Governor General of British India who was also an Indian  Freedom Fighter, belonging to Tamilnadu

Raja Gopalachari

3.SIR C.V.RAMAN ( 1888–1970)- Nobel-prize winning Physicist belonging to  Tamil Nadu

Sir C.V.Raman
1955 (1):-
4. DR.BHAGWAN DAS  (1869–1958)- A Man of Literature and an  Indian  Freedom Fighter  belonging to Uttar Pradesh
Dr.Bhagavan Das

5. SIR MOKSHAGUNDAM VISVESVARAYYA  (1861–1962)- An Indian  Civil Engineer and Dam Architect,  A Diwan of  Princely state of Mysore Karnataka

Sir M.Visvesvaraya

 6. PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU (1889–1964)- The First Prime Minister of India and an Indian  Freedom Fighter and  Writer belonging to Uttar Pradesh

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
1956: None
1957 (1):
7. MR. GOVIND BALLBH PANT  (1887–1961)- An Indian Freedom Fighter and Home Minister of Indian Union belonging to Uttar Pradesh, now Uttarakhand
Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant

1958 (1):
8. DHONDO KESHAV KARVE (1858–1962) –An Educationist and a Social Reformer belonging to Maharashtra- Awarded Bharata Ratna in his birth centenary year 1958


1959 and1960: None
1961 (2):
9. DR.B.C.ROY (1882–1962)_ A Physician, Politician and Former Chief Minister of West Bengal belonging to West Bengal

Dr. B.C.Roy

10. MR.PURUSHOTTAM DAS TANDON  (1882–1962)- An Indian- Freedom Fighter and an   Educationist belonging to Uttar Pradesh


1963 (3):
11. DR. BABU RAJENDRA PRASAD  (1884–1963)- The first President of India, a Freedom Fighter and a Jurist belonging to Bihar

Babu Rajendra Prasad

12. DR ZAKIR HUSSAIN (1897–1969)-Former President of India and a Scholar  belonging to Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Zakir Hussain

13.  MR. PANDURANG VAMAN KANE  (1880–1972)- Ideologist and Sanskrit scholar   belonging to Maharashtra


1964 and 1965: None
1966 (1):

14. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI (1904–1966)–The Second Prime Minister of India a Freedom Fighter belonging to Uttar Pradesh- Awarded Posthumously

Lal Bahadur Shastri

From 1967 To 1970:  None
1971 (1):

15. MRS. INDIRA GANDHI(1917–1984)- Former and the first and the only Lady Prime Minister of India/Daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, belonging to Uttar Pradesh

Indira Gandhi

From 1972 To 1974: None
1975 (1):

16. MR.V.V.GIRI  (1894–1980)- Former President- Trade Unionist originally belonging to Orissa /Oddisha-  (Born in Orissa /Odissha and later settled in Tamilnadu after his 21st year of age)


1976 (1):

17. MR.K.KAMARAJ (1903–1975)–A Freedom Fighter-Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu belonging to Tamil Nadu – Awarded Posthumously 


1977 To 1979:None
The ‘Bharat  Ratna” award  had been  kept suspended by the Government of  India,from  13th July 1977 to 26th January 1980.

1980 (1):
18 . MOTHER TERESA 1910–1997)- A Nobel Laureate (For Peace, 1979) A foreigner belonging to the Republic of Macedonia-  dedicated to the Sick people of India especially for those who were affected by Leprosy

Mother Teresa

1981 and 1982: None
1983 (1):
19. ACHARYA VINOBA BHAVE (1895–1982)– A Social  Reformer and a Freedom Fighter belonging to Maharashtra-Awarded Posthumously

Vinoba Bhave

From 1984 To 1986:- None
1987 (1):
20. MR.KHAN ABDUL GHAFFAR KHAN / “Frontier Gandhi“, (1890–1988)-

The first non-citizen awarded Bharata Ratna- A Freedom Fighter belonging to Pakistan

Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

1988 (1):
21. MR.M.G.RAMACHANDRAN /MGR (1917–1987)- -Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu- Popular Cinema Actor belonging to Tamil Nadu- Awarded Posthumously 

Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R.

1990 (2):
22. DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR (1891–1956)- An Architect who  played a key role in the formation of the Indian Constitution, a Social Reformer, Economist and Scholar belonging to Maharashtra-

Awarded Posthumously-


23.  DR. NELSON MANDELA (1918-2013) –  The Second non-citizen and the first non-Indian awarded Bharat  Ratna- A Leader of Anti-Apartheid movement belonging to South Africa

Nelson Mandela
1991 (3):
24. MR.RAJIV GANDHI (1944–1991)- – Former Prime Minister of India/Son of Mrs.Indira Gandhi/Grand-son of  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru- belonging to New Delhi –Awarded Posthumously
Rajiv Gandhi

25. SARDAR VALLBHBHAI PATEL(1875–1950)- An Indian  Freedom  Fighter and the First Home Minister of India belonging to Gujarat-Awarded Posthumously-

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
26. MR. MORARJI DESAI  (1896–1995)- A Former Prime Minister of India  and an Indian  Freedom
Fighter belonging to Gujarat. He was the First Ever Non-Congress Prime Minister of India.

Morarji Desai
1992 (3):
27 MR.MAULANA ABDUL KALAM AZAD  (1888–1958) – AFreedom Fighter and the First Education Minister of India belonging to WestBengal-Awarded Posthumously
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
28. MR..J. R. D. TATA (1904–1993)- An Industrialist and a philanthropist  belonging to Maharashtra
29. MR.SATYAJIT RAY  (1922–1992)- A popular Bengali -Film Director-An Oscar Award-winner
Satyajit Ray

From 1993 To 1996: None
1997 (3):
30.   DR.A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM ( 1931-2015) -A Former President of India- Atomic Scientist belonging to Tamil Nadu

A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

31. MR.GULZARLAL NANDA  (1898–1998)-An Indian  Freedom Fighter and a former(Acting) Prime Minister of India belonging to Punjab

Gulzarilal Nanda

32.  MS.ARUNA ASAF ALI (1908–1996) An Indian  Freedom Fighter belonging to West Bengal-Awarded Posthumously

Aruna Asaf Ali

1998 (2):

33 .MRS.M.S.SUBBULAKSHMI  (1916–2004)- A Carnatic music vocalist  belonging to Tamil Nadu

34. MR. CHIDAMBARAM /C.S. (1910–2000)- An Indian  Freedom Fighter and former Indian Union Minister of Agriculture – belonging  to Tamil Nadu

35 MR. JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN  (1902–1979)- A Freedom -Fighter and a Social Reformer belonging to Bihar- Awarded Posthumously
Jayaprakash Narayan

Recipients of 1999 (3):

36 . PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR  (1920-2012) A Classical-Sitarist  belonging to Uttar Pradesh.

Pandit Ravi Shankar

37.  DR. AMARTYA SEN ( Born in 1933 ) An Indian Economist  and a Nobel Laureate ( For Economics, 1998),-belonging to West Bengal

Dr.Amartya Sen
38.  MR. GOPINATH BORDOLOI (1890–1950)– An Indian freedom  fighter belonging to Assam- Awarded Posthumously
Gopinath Bordoloi

2001 (2):

39.  MS.LATA MANGESHKAR ( Born in 1929)  A Hindi -Cinema-Play back Singer belonging  to Maharashtra

Lata Mangeshkar

40.  USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN  (1916-2006)- A Classical Shehnai- Maestro belonging to Bihar

Ustad Bismillah Khan

From 2002 To 2007:None
2008 (1):

41PANDIT BHIMSEN GURURAJ JOSHI (1922-2011)  A Hindustani classical vocalist belonging to Karnataka.

From 2009 To 2012: None
42.  MR. SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR  (Born in the year 1973)- Indian Sports Person / Cricketer


43.  DR.C.N.RAO – Indian Chemist- the man behind India’s maiden ‘Mars’-Mission 


44)  MR.ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE  (Born on 24th December 1924-) 90 years old, former Prime Minister of India.

45)  MR.MADAN MOHAN MALAVIAYA (1861-1946)- Indian politician and the founder of Banaras Hindu University / BHU- Awarded posthumously


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  1. I salute all The 41 Indian freedom fighter and including three foreigner , who recived the highest civilian award of India ,called gem of India. and I have a great regard to all of them . mother Theresa and Mrs.Indira Gandhi ,both are my idol lady .i have a great regard for all of them for art, liturature and,science and social work.
    Santosh Sharma

  2. main in sabhi bharatwasiyo ko bhavbheeni sradhanjaly arpit krta huin.In sabhi sache desbhakt o ko janm denewali humari dharti mata ko salam krte hain.or ishwar se prathna krta huin ki aise desbhkt humari matrabhumi me sadev janm le…

  3. I am proud of these all Bharatratna award winners. I pray the Almighty to shower his blessing upon the live people and the soul of the others may have peace forever. I am fortunate that I born in India. Jai Hind. Dr. DB Jadhav 9881189990

  4. From the coming 2014, the Rastrapati Bhawan has chosen Guru Prasad Satapathy to be one of the recipient of Bharat Ratna Award for contribution to Indian Arts through his extensive study of the books in spirituality through which Red Sun attached his back by making him Sunlord Kalki. This Public Service has been awaited by Indian people before 1999 AD. Guru Prasad Satapathy (Kalki) (Muni)

  5. As per the Registration No. PRSEC/E/2013/05335, Guru Prasad Satapathy is Kalki of India. The Rastrapati Bhawan has forwarded the PMO to give recommendation for Bharat Ratna Award in the Registration No.PRSEC/E/2013/10095. The Director of the PG&PA Department of Odisha State Secretariate Mr.Shiva Prasad Singh(OAS) has forwarded to the Cultural Department to give Bharat Ratna Award to him. Mr.Shiva Prasad Singh has received the forwarding of the President and forwarded to keep the happening of Kalki in the Govt. of India. Today, in India, Mr.K.Radhakrisnan, the Chairman of ISRO made the same contribution in Science & Technology by making Mars Mission.May the President of India make him proud by giving Bharat Ratna Award as per the Registration No.PRSEC/E/2013/18819. I'm launching my website to you all for up date record of Kalki The International Court of Justice is considering to register Guru Prasad Satapathy as World Lord. May the President bless Guru Prasad for his remarkable success in India in spirituality.Guru Prasad Satapathy(Kalki)

  6. Very sad that sachin tendulkar will be given Bharath Ratna award. Unfortunately on 15th August 1947 Midnight 12.00AM Britishers left their BAT and BOWL to spoil our nation. The Game of Cricket is not recognised in Olympics or Commonwealth game, It has been played by only 20 country's out of the 200 country;s in the world. If sachin deserves Bharatha Ratna then why not MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly ? Did they play for Self ?
    Very sad day for the AWARD itself.

  7. It is befitting that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar is to be awarded the highest civilian honor Bharath Rathna. It would be appropriate to confer this award to the Nobel Laureate Dr.Norman Borlaug,father of Green Revolution,the great personality who saved over billion lives from hunger. He helped us to create history from transforming our nation which was heavily depended on food imports to feed it's population and was holding a begging bowl in to a self sufficient nation. 2014 is the centenary year of Dr.Norman Borlaug.

  8. Most of them deserve BR except Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. The current state of affair in the country is due to Indira. She has encouraged corruption and tried to demolish Institutions. What did Rajiv do for the country. Nothing except being accused in Bofors Scandal. And where are our eminent scientist like SN Bose, Bhava, JC Bose, Bhatnagar, Satish Dhavan, Sarabhai, R Chidambram and team of first Nuclear explosion and many many more. How about VG Kurien, father of White Revolution (Operation Flood.)

    If awards like this is predominantly conferred on politicians then there is no future of science in India.Just think about it.

  9. Mahatma Gandhi is father of our nation, it is bigger than Bharat ratna,
    Subhash Chandra Bose was awarded Bharat ratna in 1992 but Supreme Court had denied the award bcoz the mistry of his death

  10. I think, announcement of Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar must be in the category of art, which for him is making money and may be for the acting he has done for brands' endorsements.

  11. Why not Amitabh Bachchan? Should he not be awarded because his family relationship with the India's most powerful political family is not good and they're ruling.

  12. It is befitting that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar is to be awarded the highest civilian honor Bharath Rathna. It would be appropriate to confer this award to the Nobel Laureate Dr.Norman Borlaug,father of Green Revolution,the great personality who saved over billion lives from hunger. He helped us to create history from transforming our nation which was heavily depended on food imports to feed it's population and was holding a begging bowl in to a self sufficient nation. 2014 is the centenary year of Dr.Norman Borlaug.

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  13. KKSharma PGT Economics J N V Dausa · Edit

    Super star and angry young man must be awarded with Bharat Ratan. Govt. has to make an opinion refrendom to select the people .

  14. All but Rajiv Gandhi deserve the award. There are many legends including Rattan Tata, Amitabh Bachhan,Dhyan Chand,VJ Kurian, Satish Dhawan, they should also be conferred Bharat Rattan.

  15. Whether persons like J.C. Bose,M.S.Swaminathan,Ravindra Nath Tagore,Homi Jehangir Bhabha,Vikram Sarabhai,Mathematician Ramanujan,Anna Hazare,Amitabh Bachan,Dhyanchand,Abhinav Bindra,Vishwanathan Anand,P.T.Usha,Tenzing,P.J.Kurien,Sardar Bhagat singh,Chandrashekhar Azad,Lohiya,Sunil Gavaskar,Milkha singh,Abdul Hamid,Sushil kumar,Birbal Sahni,Dr.Venugopal,Munshi Premchand,Maithili Sharan Gupta,Jaishankar Prasad,Dinkar, do not deserve even to be considered for this prestigious award prior to Tendulkar

  16. Very honest comment There are at list 10 persons in sports fraternity who deserve better than Tendulkar likewise Major Dhyanchand,Abhinav Bindra,Milkha singh,P.T.Usha,Kapil Deo,Sunil Gavaskar,Lender Paes,Sushil Kumar,Vishwanathan Anand,Ramesh krishnan& Ramnathan Krishnan,Amritraj,and others deserve for this prestigious award.This is again a wrong by confering this prestigious award to a wrong person.This bit of affair tells that what shall be the future of Science and Technology in this nation.

  17. I congratulate the Government of India on conferring Bharat Ratna to Prof. CNR Rao. I believe that there are a couple of other deserving Indian Scientists for this award. For example, Prof JC Bose, Prof Meghnad Saha, Prof. S.N.Bose, Dr. H.J. Bhabha, Prof Vikram Sarabhai, Prof K.S. Krishnan, and many others who are not alive. I feel there are a few living scientists who also could be equally suitable for this award.

    I am interested to know who recommended the name of Prof CNR Rao for this award. The tenure of Prof CNR Rao is not completely devoid of any blemish. As a Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister, he was involved in the wrongdoing in the publication of a paper. Prof Rao was the main author and his paper contain some portion of an article of S Ghosh, B K Sarker, A Chunder, Lei Zhai and S I Khondaker published in Applied Physics Letters. He had to offer apology to this effect. The Government, Press, and Scientific community of the world know the complete history of this event. This is a very serious matter. Dr Rao, a principal author, cannot abstain from the responsibility of such grave mistake. In the circumstances, he was expected to relinquish the post of Scientific Advisor immediately unlike present politicians. He never did that but continued to remain in the post. Do you like such scientist as Bharat Ratna in the circumstances?

    Prof Rao now calls politician as “idiots” after his announcement as Bharat Ratna. I do not think he would have made such statements earlier. He held higher posts and now occupies highest positions in the planning and administration of Science of the Government. He is in a position to take actions on various issues concerned with Science in our country. What action he has taken so far in this regard until this date? Our fellow citizens would like to know from him in this regard.

    Dr Vyankatesh L. Lokre
    November 18, 2013

  18. Bharat Ratna is a highly contaminated and prejudiced award that is bestowed in a highly political and precarious manner. It is not "what you know but who you know". If you scan through the list with an open and non-political mind, you will find more than 1/2 of the 43 receipients are not fit to receive it!
    The list omits personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhas Bose, Achrya J.C. Bose, Acharya P.C. Roy, Dr. S.N. Bose. Dr. Meghnad Saha, Udayshankar, Ali Akbar khan, Dr. H. J. Bhava, Dr. Sarabhai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the list goes on and on………………………………
    Not even one receipient is from Kerala or Punjab or Rajasthan. The list is dominate by Tamil Nadu, Maharasthra and UP. A high percentage of the list includes political leaders and appointees many of whom have not done much except feeding the cronies!
    It will be good idea to stop awarding Bharat Ratna. India is making a mockery by awarding to wrong people, many of whom are there not because of their hard work, merit and intellect!!


    Many of the National Awards including Bharat Ratna are Brahminized .Videshi Brahmins should not have given such awards . The Bharat Ratna which is started from 1954 was given to first 3 Brahmins where more non Brahmins were more deserving than them.

    We will stop giving such Awards to Videshi Brahmins . What religion they follow and advocate is inhuman , anti Hindu , Native people and Nation .

    We will take back such awards given to Brahmins as they are Videshi.

    Nv. D.D.Raut , President , N.P.P

    Our Message to Nation : Janeu Chhodo , Bharat Jodo

  20. Sachin, lata mangeshkar,bismillah khan, bhimsen joshi , pandit ravi shankar does not deserve the bharat ratna award……..they were great persons but bharat ratna award means much more achievements towards social welfare, not for personal records….the great personalities of india like B.R AMBEDKAR, APJ ABDUL KALAM are greatest honor of india to be awarded bharat ratna…

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  23. Is desh me sachin tendulkar jaisa shaks paida hua is dat ka hume garv hona chahiye jisne duniyabhar ke logonko ye sabit karke dikhaya ki housla agar mazboot ho ,to koi bhi manzil pana mushkil nahi.
    jisne matra ek lakdi ke tukde se aise aise records banaye hai ki duniya ka koi bhi shaks use todna to door ki bat un records ko dekhkar hi ufffff nikal jati hai.
    dukh hai hume is bat ka jaha viswake kai deshon me sachin ko bulakar sammanit kiya ja raha hai,
    vahin hamarehi desh ke kuch matalab parast log us kamyabi se jalan mahsoos kar rahen hai.

  24. undoubtedly the list of Bharat Ratna awardees should have names of Mohammad Rafi, Munshi Prem Chand and Amitabh Bachchan.. Mohammad Rafi is one person who has been denied this though he has been the best..

  25. After I went through the List, realised that the award had lost its significance long back, then why not a cricketer worth 1000 crore. This way the rich and the famous can also bear aspirations of hitting the bull's eye. cha cha

  26. It is undoubtedly a bad culture is starting in india that a person who is a billionaire and been given the highest civilian award i.e BHARAT RATNA.whose contribution in the society for the poor people is not upto the mark.If any sportperson is desreving this award then first it should be given to Major Dhanchand a charismatic hockey player that lead our country,also to milkha singh,P.T USHA, Mohd, Rafi,Medha patekar also many more……..
    Abul Azad

  27. Bharat Ratna Puruskar Sachin Tendulkar ko Dena apne Aap me ek mishal hai kyonki tendulkar ko bharat ratna dene ke liye isake niyam me shansodhan karma pana ab ise khel me bhi diya ja sakta hai. Nihsandeh sachin jaise mahan khiladi ko bharat ratna milna chahiye kyuki aaj sachin ke Nam se bharat Jana jata hai.

  28. Shiva kumar neelam · Edit

    Why not given for , Dada saheb phalke award winner, Karnataka Ratna Dr. Rajkumar kannada film matinee idol, legendary Actor, singer, producer.

  29. Shiva kumar neelam · Edit

    Why not given for , Dada saheb phalke award winner, Karnataka Ratna Dr. Rajkumar kannada film matinee idol, legendary Actor, singer, producer.

  30. Bharat Ratna award must be presented to the person devoted to the nation and Freedom of India only.
    The sport persons are awarded for their Arjun Award it is enough.
    The rest personality in Music-[like Lata Mangeshkar,Joshi] are fair for their Award because they have contributed long in Indian Music and Clasical Indian Misuc Identity.

  31. One family has been awarded three (3) Bharat Ratna by the Govt. of India in the past years; Nehruji, Indiraji, Rajivji. Remaining two (alive) Soniaji and Rahulji also deserve for the award due to Gandhian Family, pl do'nt forget.

  32. Congress Govt had not been fair with the countrymen . The real gems of this country Dr B R Ambedkar and Sardar Patel should have been considered for this award in the early fifties immdiately after 26th January 1950 .

  33. All the recipients were having real qualities in them to have received this highest civilian award, except Rajiv Gandhi. It is not known as to what credentials were there in his performance / personality which led him to the level of Bharat Ratna. If a comparison between Atal Behari Vajpeyee and Rajiv Gandhi is made, one would find that Rajiv Gandhi did not stand anywhere in front of Vajpeyee.

  34. I think that some of the names of real "RATNA's of the BHARATare ignored while less meritorious individuals were awarded the Bharat Ratna. Can anyone forget the contributions made to the country development by the following great sons of mother India:
    (a) Shri MS Swaminathan (The father of Green revolution in India)
    (b) Shri Verghese Kurian (The father of white revolution in India) "The Milkman of India"
    (c) Shri E Shridhar (The famous Metro man who contributed greatly to the development of Indian railways).

    Bharat Ratna is mostly awarded to individuals on political considerations rather than their contributions to the country. Smt Indira Gandhi, former PM, who declared emergency in India and made the country a hell for the citizens to live in also awarded Bharat Ratna. What was the rationale behind granting the award to her. Similarly contributions to the country's development by some of the individuals in the list also very less.
    So the criteria for award of Bharat Ratna should be his/her contributions to the country and should not be mere political and personal considerations.

  35. Dear Shivendra Dahayat!

    Thanks for your comment.

    Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was born in 'Mhow', a town and a Military Cantonment area in Madhya Pradesh, when his father, an Army Officer was posted there.

    His parents are 'Marathi' and they are from Ambavade village in Mandangad Taluka in Ratnagiri District of today's Maharashtra.


  36. Definitely he deserves the bharat ratna award, as a cricketer he did the best of his version which is admiring many of the younger generations to achieve their success and I think that it is sufficient to get awarded by bharat ratna award


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