When Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee Get Bharat Ratna?

When Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee Get Bharat Ratna?
When Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee Get Bharat Ratna?

When Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee Get Bharat Ratna?

Bharat Ratna is the country’s highest civilian award, which is given for doing national service in the country. This honor was announced to Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji on the occasion of his birthday on 25 December 2014. On 27 March 2015, the then President Pranab Mukherjee visited his residence and presented him with the country’s highest civilian honor, this was the first time in the country that the President himself went to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s residence and honored him with the Bharat Ratna Award. When did Atal Bihari Vajpayee get Bharat Ratna? We are telling you about this in detail on this page.

Bharat Ratna Award

Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honor of India, this award is given for national service. This award was instituted on January 2, 1954, it was instituted by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, this award cannot be used as a title with the name, at the time of establishment of the award, it was given posthumously. There was no provision, but this provision was added in the year 1955, only a maximum of three persons can be awarded Bharat Ratna in a year.


The medal given in Bharat Ratna, in which the shining sun of platinum remains on a peepal leaf made of copper, under it “Bharat Ratna” is written in silver, it is worn around the neck with a white lace.

Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji was given the Bharat Ratna on 27 March 2015 by the then President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, this award was given to him at a time when he could not recognize any kind of honor, at that time his room Strict rules were in place to keep them free from any potential viruses, allowing only nursing staff to access them.

2. At that time his health was very bad, due to which no VVIP was even allowed to come there, due to which none of his photos could be made public at that time.

3. According to senior journalist Ashok Tandon, who was media advisor to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee ji was asked to be honored with Bharat Ratna while in the post of Prime Minister, which Vajpayee ji refused, he said that “it does not seem appropriate that Honor yourself in your government. Earlier, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi had got themselves Bharat Ratna while being Prime Minister.

4. His senior ministers made a plan that when Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji goes on a foreign trip, in his absence, the Government of India should announce the Bharat Ratna to him, but Vajpayee ji came to know about it. He refused it by giving strict instructions for this.

India’s support of Atal ji as a nuclear power nation

Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji was very supportive in making India a nuclear-powered nation, he recognized India as a powerful nation by conducting five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran on 11 and 13 May 1998, despite the country’s political pressure and foreign pressure. Due to the nuclear power test, many types of sanctions were imposed by America on India, regardless of which, India continued to progress towards its development.

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