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President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna posthumously on four eminent personalities, check details

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 30th 2024 01:35 PM
President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna posthumously on four eminent personalities, check details

President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna posthumously on four eminent personalities, check details

Bharat Ratna on four eminent personalities: President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday conferred Bharat Ratna - India's highest civilian honour, bestowed for exceptional service or performance in any field of human endeavour on four eminent personalities, including two former Prime Ministers, Chaudhary Charan Singh and PV Narasimha Rao. Former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur and agronomist MS Swaminathan were also conferred with the country's highest civilian award.

The national government revealed five individuals nominated for the Bharat Ratna this year, among whom was BJP figure LK Advani. 


Additionally, Charan Singh's award was accepted by his grandson, Jayant Singh, while PV Narasimha Rao's award was received by his son, PV Prabhakar Rao. 

MS Swaminathan's daughter, Nitya Rao, received the award for her father and Karpoori Thakur's award was received by his son, Ram Nath Thakur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda, Congress leader and LoP Mallikarjun Kharge were present among other leaders on the occasion.

All about Bharat Ratna

The Bharat Ratna is India's highest civilian honour, bestowed for exceptional service or performance in any field of human endeavour. It is a prestigious award that honours the contributions of individuals who have made India proud through their accomplishments and excellence. 

Who was Chaudhary Charan Singh?

Chaudhary Charan Singh served in various capacities, including as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Union Home Minister. He was also a fervent advocate for democracy and played a pivotal role in opposing the Emergency. His leadership and resilience during challenging times served as a beacon of inspiration for the nation.

Who was PV Narasimha Rao? 

As a distinguished scholar and statesman, Narasimha Rao Garu served India extensively in various capacities.

PV Narasimha Rao is equally remembered for the work he did as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister, and as a Member of Parliament and Legislative Assembly for many years. His visionary leadership was instrumental in making India economically advanced, laying a solid foundation for the country's prosperity and growth. 

Who was MS Swaminathan? 

M.S. Swaminathan a distinguished Indian agricultural scientist and geneticist. He was widely recognized for his significant contributions to agricultural research and development, particularly in the areas of crop improvement and food security. Swaminathan played a pivotal role in India's Green Revolution, advocating for the adoption of high-yielding crop varieties and sustainable farming practices to enhance agricultural productivity and alleviate rural poverty.

Who was Karpoori Thakur? 

Karpoori Thakur, a prominent political figure in Bihar, served as the Chief Minister of the state. Thakur was known for his efforts towards social justice and upliftment of marginalized communities. He played a significant role in advocating for the rights of the backward classes and implementing policies aimed at their welfare during his tenure. Thakur's legacy continues to inspire leaders and activists committed to addressing social inequality and promoting inclusive development.foremost agricultural experts.

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