Bharat Ratna 2024 List

Who Can Get

The Bharat Ratna is India's top civilian award, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in fields like literature, science, arts, social services, and public affairs

1. Karpuri Thakur

Late Shri Karpuri Thakur Will Get India's most Precious Award Bharat Ratna

Who Was Karpuri Thakur

Karpuri Thakur was born on January 24, 1927, in Pitaunjhia(Karpurigram) village, in the Samastipur district of Bihar 

First Win 

Never lost an election after winning the first assembly in 1952

When Elected as Deputy CM of Bihar

When he became Deputy Chief Minister in 1967, the requirement of English was abolished

When Elected as CM of Bihar

He was elected CM of Bihar 2 times, first in 1970 and second time in 1977.

When Elected as CM of Bihar

He was elected CM of Bihar 2 times, first in 1970 and seond time in 1977.

Known For 

Thakur was known for his efforts in advocating for social justice and the upliftment of the marginalized sections of society 

Main Focus

During his tenure as Chief Minister, Thakur focused on implementing policies aimed at empowering the disadvantaged communities, improving education, and addressing poverty in Bihar.

Death Anniversary

Also known as Jannayak, Karpuri Thakur passed away on February 28, 1988. Every year, his death anniversary is commemorated to honor his contributions to Bihar's political and social spheres

2. Lal Krishan Advani

Shri Lal Krishan Advani will also get Bharat Ratna this year 

Who is LK Advani

Lal Krishna Advani was born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, British India (now in Pakistan) 

Strong BJP Position

He is a prominent Indian politician who played a significant role in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian politics at large 

Positions Served

He served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Positions Served

He was also the Home Minister of India from 1998 to 2004

Most Notable Work

His active involvement in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, which aimed to construct a temple at the site believed to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity Rama in Ayodhya

Current Position

Lal Krishna Advani isn't in a government position but remains influential in the BJP, respected for his contributions to the party and Indian politics 

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