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Complete List Of Bharat Ratna Award Winners (1954-2019)



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Bharat Ratna-India’s Highest Civilian Award Winnners List Upto 2019

The Bharat Ratna means Jewel of India is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted in the year 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science, and public services, but the government expanded the criteria to include “any field of human endeavour” in December 2011.The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year.

  • Winners of 1954:-


1. C.Rajagopalachari


2. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan


3. Sir C.V.Raman

  • Winners of 1955:-


4. Bhagwan Das


5. M.Visvesvaraya


6. Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Winner of 1957:-


7. Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant

  • Winner of 1958:-


8.Dr.Dhondo Keshav Karve

  • Winners of 1961:-


9. Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy


10. Shri.Purushottam Das Tandon

  • Winners of 1962:-


11. Dr.Rajendra Prasad


12. Dr.Zakir Husain

  • Winner of 1963:-


13.Dr.Pandurang Vaman Kane

  • Winner of 1966:-


14.Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (posthumously awarded)

  • Winner of 1971:-


15. Smt.Indira Gandhi

  • Winner of 1975:-


16. Shri V. V. Giri

  • Winner of 1976:-


17. Shri K. Kamaraj(posthumously awarded)

  • Winner of 1980:-


18. Mother Teresa

  • Winner of 1983:-


19. Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave

  • Winner of 1987:-


20. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

  • Winner of 1988:-


21. Shri M. G. Ramachandran

  • Winners of 1990:-


22. Dr.B. R. Ambedkar


23. Nelson Mandela

  • Winners of 1991:-


24. Shri.Rajiv Gandhi (posthumously awarded)


25. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (posthumously awarded)


26. Shri Morarji Desai

  • Winners of 1992:-


27. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (posthumously awarded)


28. Shri J. R. D. Tata


29. Shri Satyajit Ray

  • Winner of 1997:-


30. Shri Gulzarilal Nanda


31. Smt.Aruna Asaf Ali(posthumously awarded)


32. Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • Winners of 1998:-


33. Smt.M. S. Subbulakshmi


34. Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam


35. Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (posthumously awarded)

  • Winners of 1999:-


36. Professor Amartya Sen


37. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (posthumously awarded)


38. Pandit Ravi Shankar

  • Winners of 2001:-


39. ShushriLata Mangeshkar 2001


40. Ustad Bismillah Khan

  • Winner of 2009:-


41. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

  • Winners of 2014:-


42. Professor C. N. R. Rao


43. Shri Sachin Tendulkar

  • Winners of 2015:-


44. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously awarded)


45. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Winners of 2019:-


46. Pranab Mukherjee


47. Bhupen Hazarika


48. Nanaji Deshmukh

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