Pranab Mukherjee Receives Bharat Ratna, India’s Highest Civilian Award, No Member from Gandhi Family Present

Pranab Mukherjee – former President and a life-long Congressman respected across party lines — has received the country’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, from his successor President Ram Nath Kovind. The award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday evening was attended by top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hailed him as the “outstanding statesman of our times” when the names of the recipients were announced in January.

'गांधी परिवार' के किसी भी सदस्य ने नहीं लिया प्रणब मुखर्जी के भारत रत्न पुरस्कार समारोह में हिस्सा

Two others received the award posthumously — iconic singer Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh, one of the founding members of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, which later evolved into the BJP.

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