Bharat Ratna for Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh for their services to nation

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Former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee was conferred the highest civilian award by his successor Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind on August 8, 2019. Acclaimed Assamese singer Shri Bhupen Hazarika and RSS leader and Social Servent Shri Nanaji Deshmukh were conferred the Bharat Ratna Award posthumously.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said the Bharat Ratna conferred on former president Pranab Mukherjee is a fitting recognition for his service to the nation.
“Thank you for leaving no stone unturned towards making India more developed … It was an honour to witness you receiving the Bharat Ratna, a fitting recognition of everything that you have done for the nation,” PM Shri Modi tweeted.