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Bharat Ratna 2019: Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh & Bhupen Hazarika Awarded

India | PTI | August 8, 2019, 7:45 pm
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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna -- the highest civilian award in the country to former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 08, 2019. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna -- the highest civilian award in the country to former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 08, 2019. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna upon former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna upon former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Former president Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu looks on, after he was conferred with Bharat Ratna during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Former president Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu looks on, after he was conferred with Bharat Ratna during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna (posthumously) to the son of late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna (posthumously) to the son of late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna (posthumously) to a family member of late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna (posthumously) to a family member of late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Former president Pranab Mukherjee arrives to receive Bharat Ratna during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Former president Pranab Mukherjee arrives to receive Bharat Ratna during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna upon former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Bharat Ratna upon former president Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the Bharat Ratna Award ceremony. (Image: PTI)

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the Bharat Ratna Award ceremony. (Image: PTI)

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 Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind arrives for Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives for Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Former vice-president Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Image: PTI)

Former vice-president Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and others during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and others during Bharat Ratna Award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind flanked by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the recipient of Bharat Ratna Award 2019 pose for a photo at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind flanked by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the recipient of Bharat Ratna Award 2019 pose for a photo at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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