Facts About Bharat Ratna Award
- The Bharat Ratna is the Republic of India's highest civilian honour.
- The Bharat Ratna was unveiled on January 2nd, 1954.
- C. Rajagopalachari, S. Radhakrishnan, and C. V. Raman were the first three Bharat Ratna awardees.
- C. Rajagopalachari was the first recipient of the Bharat Ratna award.
- C. V. Raman was the first scientist to win the Bharat Ratna award (1954).
- Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (1955).
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president to receive the Bharat Ratna award (1962).
- Lal Bahadur Shastri was the first person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna after his passing (1966).
- Indira Gandhi was the first woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (1971).
- Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan was the first foreigner to win the Bharat Ratna (1987).
- Nelson Mandela is the second foreigner to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (1990).
- Aruna Asif Ali was the first woman to be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna (1997).
- Sachin Tendulkar was the first sportsperson and the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna (2014).
- Three people will be awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2019: Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, and Bhupen Hasrika (posthumously).
Who among the following is one of the first Bharat Ratna Award recipients? (A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) CV Raman (C) Rajendra Prasad (D) Mother Teresa
One of the initial Bharat Ratna Award winners is CV Raman. He was a physicist from India who found light scattering. Bharat Ratna Award is the highest civilian award in India. In India, National Science Day is observed on February 28 every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect.