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Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna

Mar 30, 2015 15:20 IST

Freedom fighter and educationist, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on 30 March 2015 was conferred the highest civilian award of the country Bharat Ratna (posthumous). His family members received the award from President Prabab Mukherjee at a function in the Ashoka hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The award was given to Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya or Mahamana Malaviya’s family for his outstanding work in the field of education and the country's freedom struggle.

Pandit Malaviya was born on 25 December 1861 in Allahabad. He studied at Calcutta University and became a school teacher. Later he also practiced as a lawyer and even a newspaper editor. He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hindu Mahasabha.

Besides, President also presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.

List of Awardees

Award

Recipient

Padma Vibhushan

  • Lal Krishna Advani (Senior BJP leader)
  • Sardar Parkash Singh Badal (Akali Dal leader and Punjab Chief Minister)
  • Jagadguru Rambhadra Acharya

Padma Bhusan

  • Dr. Swapan Dasgupata
  • David Frawley
  • Bill Gates
  • Melinda Gates
  • Needamangalam Gopalaswami
  • Saichiro Misumi
  • Sudha Rangunathan
  • Harish Narendra Salve
  • Shri Satpal
  • Dr. Ashok Seth

Padma Shri

 

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali (film maker)
  • Dr Randeep Guleria (physician)
  • Prasoon Joshi (writer)
  • Pran Kumar Sharma (Posthumous) (creator of popular cartoon character Chacha Chaudhary)
  • PV Sindhu (shuttler)
  • Sardar Singh (Hockey star)
  • Arunima Sinha (amputee Everest climber)
  • Prof Alka Kripalni
  • Manjula Anagani
  • Kanyakumari Avasarala
  • Prof. Huang Baosheng
  • Naresh Bedi
  • Jean-Claude Carriere
  • Gyan Chaturvedi
  • Jaya Kumari Chikkala
  • Prof. Ashok Gulati
  • Dr. Randeep Guleria
  • George L Hart
  • Rahul Jain
  • Prafulla Kar
  • Ushakiran Khan
  • Harsh Kumar
  • N Purushothama Mallaya
  • Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan
  • Tarak Janubhai Mehta
  • Chewang Norphel
  • Dr. Tejas Madhusudan Patel
  • Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti
  • Bimla Poddar
  • Dr. N Prabhakar
  • Dr. Prahalada
  • Dr. Saumitra Rawat
  • Dr. Annette Schmiedchen
  • Brahmdev Sharma ‘Bhaiji’
  • Prof. (DR.) Nikhil Tandon

Earlier on 27 March 2015, the President had awarded the Bharat Ratna to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his house in Delhi.

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