List of Bharat Ratna recipients


Sl.No


Name


Awarded


Born State/Country


Fields/Activity


1


Chakravarti Rajagopalachari


1954


Tamil Nadu


Independenceactivist, last Governor-General


2


C. V. Raman


1954


Tamil Nadu


Physicist


3


Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


1954


Tamil Nadu


Philosopher, second President


4


Bhagwan Das


1955


Uttar Pradesh


Independenceactivist, author


5


Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya


1955


Karnataka


Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore


6


Jawaharlal Nehru


1955


Uttar Pradesh


Independenceactivist, author, first Prime Minister



7


GovindBallabh Pant


1957


Uttarakhand


Independenceactivist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister


8


DhondoKeshav Karve


1958


Maharashtra


Educator, social reformer


9


Bidhan Chandra Roy


1961


Bihar


Physician, Chief Minister ofWest Bengal


10


Purushottam Das Tandon


1961


Uttar Pradesh


Independenceactivist, educator


11


Rajendra Prasad


1962


Bihar


Independenceactivist, jurist, first President


12


Zakir Hussain


1963


Andhra Pradesh


Scholar, third President


13


Pandurang Vaman Kane


1963


Maharashtra


Indologist and Sanskrit scholar


14


Lal Bahadur Shastri


1966


Uttar Pradesh


Posthumous, independence activist, second Prime Minister


15


Indira Gandhi


1971


Uttar Pradesh


Fourth Prime Minister


16


V. V. Giri


1975


Orissa


Trade unionist and fourth President


17


K. Kamaraj


1976


Tamil Nadu


Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister ofMadrasState


18


Mother Teresa


1980


Macedonia


Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity


19


VinobaBhave


1983


Maharashtra


Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist


20


Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan


1987


Pakistan


First non-citizen, independence activist


21


M. G. Ramachandran


1988


Sri Lanka


Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu


22


B. R. Ambedkar


1990


Madhya Pradesh


Posthumous, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, politician, economist, and scholar


23


Nelson Mandela


1990


South Africa


Second non-citizen and first non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement


24


Rajiv Gandhi


1991


Maharashtra


Posthumous, Seventh Prime Minister


25


Vallabhbhai Patel


1991


Gujarat


Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister


26


Morarji Desai


1991


Gujarat


Independenceactivist, fifth Prime Minister


27


AbulKalam Azad


1992


Saudi Arabia


Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education


28


J. R. D. Tata


1992


France


Industrialist and philanthropist


29


Satyajit Ray


1992


West Bengal


Bengali filmmaker


30


A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


1997


Tamil Nadu


Aeronautical Engineer,11th President ofIndia


31


Gulzarilal Nanda


1997


Pakistan


Independenceactivist, interim Prime Minister


32


ArunaAsaf Ali


1997


Haryana


Posthumous, independence activist


33


M. S. Subbulakshmi


1998


Tamil Nadu


Classical Carnatic singer


34


Chidambaram Subramaniam


1998


Tamil Nadu


Independenceactivist, Minister of Agriculture


35


Jayaprakash Narayan


1999


Bihar


Posthumous, independence activist and politician


36


RaviShankar


1999


Uttar Pradesh


Sitar player


37


Amartya Sen


1999


West Bengal


Economist


38


Gopinath Bordoloi


1999


Assam


Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister ofAssam


39


Lata Mangeshkar


2001


Madhya Pradesh


Playback singer


40


Bismillah Khan


2001


Bihar


Hindustani classical shehnai player


41


Bhimsen Joshi


2008


Karnataka


Hindustani classical singer


42


Sachin Tendulkar


2013


Maharashtra


Cricketer /Sports person


42


C.N.R. Rao


2013


Karnataka


Chemist


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