Bharat Ratna Award 2019: Former President Pranab Mukherjee honoured with India’s highest civilian award

Bharat Ratna Award 2019: Former President Pranab Mukherjee honoured with India's highest civilian award
Bharat Ratna Award 2019: Former President Pranab Mukherjee honoured with India's highest civilian award

Bharat Ratna Award 2019: Former President Pranab Mukherjee honored by the current President Ram Nath Kovind with India’s highest civilian award on Thursday. Earlier, on January 25, the announcement was issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Likewise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Pranab Mukherjee after his name was declared for the Bharat Ratna Award 2019.

Later, after receiving Bharat Ratna, Pranab Mukherjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi said, that Pranab Da is a phenomenal statesman of our times. He said that Pranab Mukherjee served the nation for a long time, in an order to contribute for nation’s growth. Likewise, Congratulations to Pranab Da on being awarded the Bharat Ratna! The Congress Party takes great pride in the fact that the immense contribution to public service & nation-building of one of our own, has been recognized & honored.”

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Pranab Mukherjee was born on December 11, 1935, to a Bengali family. He completed his Masters in Political Science and History and holds LLB degree from the University of Calcutta.

Pranab Mukherjee served the nation as the 13th President from 2012-2017. Just like Pranab Mukherjee, Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Rajendra Prasad, Zakir Hussain, and VV Giri are other presidents, who were awarded as the Bharat Ratna.

-PTC News