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Bharat ratna


Sport has the ability to bring the entire country together: Sachin Tendulkar

March 09, 2020 6:32 pm

The power and reach of sport is truly outstanding, believes Sachin Tendulkar.

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi

January 17, 2020 12:30 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said it agrees with the sentiment, but it was a matter of policy.

Centre can bestow Bharat Ratna on Lingayat seer Shivakumar Swamiji instead of Savarkar: Siddaramaiah

October 20, 2019 3:58 pm

"Whatever is the opinion of BJP (regarding Bharat Ratna to Savarkar), but I believe that instead of Savarkar, Bharat Ratna should be conferred on Shivakumar Swamiji," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru.

After Savarkar, BJP may propose Bharat Ratna for Godse: D Raja

October 15, 2019 7:54 pm

The election manifesto of Maharashtra BJP, released on Tuesday said the party will ask the NDA government at the Centre to confer India's highest civilian award on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar.

'My father was the ultimate humanist': Tej Hazarika on his father Dr Bhupen Hazarika

August 20, 2019 7:47 pm

"Till before his death, we led parallel lives. After I cremated him, his world flooded mine": a son's memory of his famous father. An interview with Tej Hazarika, the son of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

Rahul, Sonia Gandhi give Pranab Mukherjee's Bharat Ratna event a miss

August 09, 2019 1:51 pm

The absence of the mother-son duo from the award ceremony fuelled speculations that if this had anything to do with Mukherjee accepting an invitation to deliver an annual lecture RSS headquarters in 2018.

WATCH: Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna from President Kovind

August 08, 2019 7:05 pm

The award was also conferred on Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika posthumously.

In U-turn, Tej Hazarika says privilege to receive Bharat Ratna on father’s behalf

February 16, 2019 12:37 am

“It is a tremendous honour, for me and my family to be invited by the GOI to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father. It will be my dreamlike privilege to receive it for my father and his fans and followers everywhere,” Tej said in a message to The Indian Express.

‘Citizenship Amendment Bill painfully unpopular’: Bhupen Hazarika’s son slams Bill, puts Govt on notice on Bharat Ratna

February 12, 2019 6:39 am

Tej Hazarika said: “I believe that my father’s name and words are being invoked and celebrated publicly while plans are afoot to pass a painfully unpopular Bill regarding citizenship that is actually undermining his documented position...”

Mallikarjun Kharge: Modi govt ignored Shivakumara Swami for Bharat Ratna

January 27, 2019 9:40 am

Expressing disappointment, Kharge said that the late saint worked spent his life working for orphan children but was still not considered by the government for the award. He said the government had seen his works and rather chose to award a singer (Bhupen Hazarika) and a "man who propagated their RSS ideology" (Nanaji Deshmukh).


President Pranab Mukherjee confers Bharat Ratna, Padma awards

March 30, 2015 5:15 pm

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards to eminent persons at Rastrapathi Bhawan.

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's political journey: Rare pictures from Express Archives

March 27, 2015 5:41 pm

One of India’s most charismatic leaders, Vajpayee is lauded as a statesman and has been often described as the moderate face of BJP.

Bharat Ratna winners over the years

February 04, 2014 8:11 pm

We take a look at some of the famous Bharat Ratna awardees.


Mohd Rafi didn’t get Bharat Ratna ‘probably because he was Muslim’, says his son

February 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Mumbai, Feb 29 (ANI): Demanding the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, for his father and legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi, Shahid Rafi, his son, said on Monday that his father probably did not get the honour because he was a Muslim. Asserting that his father was a secular person, Shahid said the government should do something about awarding him the Bharat Ratna. He also rubbished media reports that had quoted him as saying that Muslims were feeling insecure under the current regime. He said that he has never said anything specifically about Modi Sahib. What he had said was about his father.