History

First president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad ordered for establishing biggest ever civilian award Bharat Ratna on January 2, 1954. Concept of awarding this award posthumously was not there in the original statute declared in January 1954...

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Key Points

Soon after the award was established its original concept followed presenting a circular gold medal that would have state emblem and motto and rest aspects as decided thereafter. Factors including concrete decision about design to choose...

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Diputes

Posthumous Bharat Ratna award to the Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1992 came into news for typical reasons. A Public Interest Litigation stalled everything and the award was forced to be withdrawn thereafter...

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A legacy for that India has remained in the limelight since several centuries are producing many great personalities. Roles of such brave hearts are so crucial that measuring their sacrifices isn’t possible so easily. Can we ignore the contributions of such great souls who did their best through expertise in their specific fields to bring India into international platform through success stories. Bharat Ratna award in India is the most prestigious one as a civilian honor given for outstanding contributions in the special areas for brilliant contributions in the fields of Arts, Literature and Science and for the outstanding role in the Public Services amongst others.

The 35 mm in diameter circular gold medal inscribes the original specification of Bharat Ratna award for which sun marked medal mentions the details in Hindi language which is best covered through floral wreath in the lower side. State emblem and motto was chosen for the reverse side for which white ribbon was chosen to be worn around the neck by the winner but changes were made thereafter.

It was in the year 1954 that a provision for Bharat Ratna was proposed to honor extraordinary achievers. Eminent Indian scientist Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman was awarded first Bharat Ratna award. Several important personalities have been awarded this award thereafter for their contributions in various areas that summed their career and achievements recognized through this prestigious award.