President Murmu Confers Bharat Ratna on Dr. Swaminathan, Other Leaders

By Yukta Mudgal

Bharat Ratna Ceremony

President Droupadi Murmu conferred Bharat Ratna on former prime ministers PV Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh, agriculture scientist Dr MS Swaminathan, and former Bihar chief minister Karpoori Thakur, posthumously. 

Dr MS Swaminathan

Seeing the depriving state of food security in India, agriculture scientist Dr Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan ushered the green revolution in the country.

Chaudhary Charan Singh

Chaudhary Charan Singh, former prime minister of India, advocated for farmers' well-being and rights. He served as the minister for agriculture and forestry and was also the 5th chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

PV Narasimha Rao 

Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao was known to elevate India's economic growth between 1991 and 1996. Besides being the prime minister, he was also a scholar and thinker.

Karpoori Thakur 

Known as the "People's Leader", Karpoori Thakur was the former chief minister of Bihar. Throughout his life, he worked to eliminate social injustice in society and for the upliftment of the marginalized sections. 

LK Advani 

The veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani was conferred with Bharat Ratna at his home due to his ill health. He served as the deputy prime minister of India from 2002 to 2004.

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