List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners

Sr. No.NameYearRemarks
1Chakravarti Rajagopalachari1954Independence Activist, Last Governor-General
2C. V. Raman1954Physicist
3Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1954Philosopher, Second President
4Bhagwan Das1955Independence Activist, author
5Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya1955Civil Engineer, Diwan of Mysore
6Jawaharlal Nehru1955First Prime Minister
7Govind Ballabh Pant1957Independence Activist
8Dhondo Keshav Karve1958Educator, socialreformer
9Bidhan Chandra Roy1961Physician, ChiefMinister of West Bengal
10Purushottam Das Tandon1961Independenceactivist, educator
11Rajendra Prasad1962Independence Activist,  First President
12Zakir Hussain1963Scholar, Third President
13Pandurang Vaman Kane1963Indologist and Sanskrit Scholar
14Lal Bahadur Shastri1966Posthumous, Independence Activist, Second Prime Minister
15Indira Gandhi1971Fourth Prime Minister
16V. V. Giri1975Tradeunionist and fourth President
17K. Kamaraj1976Posthumous, Independence Activist
18Mother Teresa1980Catholic Nun, Founder of the Missionaries of Charity
19Vinoba Bhave 1983Posthumous, Social Reformer, Independence Activist
20Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan1987First Non-Citizen, Independence Activist
21M. G. Ramachandran1988Posthumous, Film Actor
22B. R. Ambedkar1990Posthumous, Chief Architect of the Indian Constitution
23Nelson Mandela1990Second Non-Citizen and First non-Indian Recipient
24Rajiv Gandhi1991Posthumous, Seventh Prime Minister
25Vallabhbhai Patel1991Posthumous, independenceactivist, first Home Minister
26Morarji Desai1991Independence Activist, Fifth Prime Minister
27Abul Kalam Azad1992Posthumous, Independence Activist, First Minister of Education
28J. R. D. Tata1992Industrialist and Philanthropist
29Satyajit Ray1992Bengali Film Maker
30A. P. J. Abdul Kalam1997Aeronautical Engineer, 11th President of India
31Gulzarilal Nanda 1997Independence Activist,Interim Prime Minister
32Aruna AsafAli1997Posthumous, Independence Activist
33M. S. Subbulakshmi1998Classical Singer
34Chidambaram Subramaniam1998Independence Activist,Minister of Agriculture
35Jayaprakash Narayan1999Posthumous, Independence Activist
36Ravi Shankar1999Sitarplayer
37Amartya Sen 1999Economist
38GopinathBordoloi1999Posthumous,Independence Activist
39Lata Mangeshkar2001Playback Singer
40Bismillah Khan2001Indian Classical Shehnai Player
41Bhimsen Joshi2009Indian Classical Singer
42Dr. C. N. R. RaoFeb 2014Renowned Chemical Scientist
43Sachin TendulkarFeb 2014Great Cricketer