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Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92, know benefits of Bharat Ratna award

The news of Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar’s demise has is deeply saddening. On February 6, she lost the battle against Covid-19.



The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar has passed away. She was 92 years old at the time of her demise. She was conferred with Bharat Ratna in 2001. She will always be remembered as the queen of melody and her legacy will never be forgotten.


The Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, is bestowed to distinguished individuals for outstanding contributions to the fields of art, literature, and science, as well as any other domain of human endeavour. Though there have been numerous controversies, it is not every day that one receives this prize.

Initiated in 1954, Bharat Ratna has been awarded to 48 individuals to date including 12 posthumously. The first set of individuals to be honoured by the award were CV Raman, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and C Rajagopalachari. Recipients who were awarded the Bharat Ratna in recent times include late former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, and musician-music director Bhupen Hazarika.

List of Bharat Ratna Awardees

  • CV Raman 1954
  • C Rajagopalachari 1954
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1954
  • M Visvesvaraya 1955
M Visvesvaraya
  • Bhagwan Das 1955
Bhagwan Das
  • Jawaharlal Nehru 1955
  • Govind Ballabh Pant 1957
Govind Ballabh Pant
  • Dhondo Keshav Karve 1958
Dhondo Keshav Karve
  • Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961
Bidhan Chandra Roy
  • Purushottam Das Tandon 1961
Purushottam Das Tandon
  • Rajendra Prasad 1962
  • Pandurang Vaman Kane 1963
Pandurang Vaman Kane
  • Zakir Husain 1963
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri 1966
  • Indira Gandhi 1971
  • Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1975
Varahagiri Venkata Giri

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  • K Kamaraj 1976
  • Mother Teresa 1980
  • Vinoba Bhave 1983
  • Frontier Gandhi Abdul Ghaffar Khan 1987
  • MG Ramachandran 1988
  • Nelson Mandela 1990
  • BR Ambedkar 1990
  • Vallabhbhai Patel 1991
  • Rajiv Gandhi 1991
  • Morarji Desai 1991
  • Satyajit Ray 1992
  • Abul Kalam Azad 1992
  • JRD Tata 1992
  • Aruna Asaf Ali 1997
Aruna Asaf Ali
  • Gulzarilal Nanda 1997
Gulzarilal Nanda
  • APJ Abdul Kalam 1997
  • MS Subbulakshmi 1998
  • Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998
  • Amartya Sen 1999
  • Ravi Shankar 1999
  • Gopinath Bardoloi 1999
Gopinath Bardoloi
  • Jayaprakash Narayan 1999
  • Bismillah Khan 2001
  • Lata Mangeshkar 2001
  • Bhimsen Joshi 2008
  • CNR Rao 2013
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2014
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya 2014
  • Sachin Tendulkar 2014
  • Nanaji Deshmukh 2019
  • Pranab Mukherjee 2019
  • Bhupen Hazarika 2019

What benefits does a Bharat Ratna awardee get?

None of the winners of the Bharat Ratna got the award for worrying about what benefits it gets them. But in ghor Kalyug, these are the privileges they are entitled to, a small thing compared to their years of dedication and service to the country and to their field of expertise. The benefits that the Bharat Ratna awardee gets is a nominal hat tip to them by the people of India.

  • Bharat Ratna awardees are declared state guests while travelling anywhere in India.
  • Awardees are entitled to a diplomatic passport through which they get access to VIP lounge at airports, a separate immigration counter. Moreover, the Indian missions abroad provide them with all support in their foreign visits.
  • Bharat Ratna holders can enjoy a lifetime of free first-class flight travel on Air India.
  • Awardees are eligible for Z category protection whenever required.
  • They are at 7A position in the Table of Precedence that is published by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The order in this table is organised for state and ceremonial occasions.
  • Bharat Ratna awardees receives pention equal to or 50 percent of Prime Minister of India’s salary.
  • The reicipients of the Bharat Ratna receive a certificate called Sanad which is signed by the President and a peepal leaf-shaped medallion. On the obverse side of the peepal-leaf shaped medallion, an image of the Sun in inscribed along with the words Bharat Ratna in Devanagri script. On the reverse side, the medallion has a platinum State Emblem of India with Satyameva Jayate inscribed in the centre.

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Tejashwi Yadav releases RJD’s manifesto, promises airports in 5 Bihar cities



Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lok Sabha election manifesto on Saturday morning, pledging the construction of five new airports in the state. Along with releasing Parivartan Patra, the political heir and son of RJD founder Lalu Yadav pledged Rs1 lakh annually to sisters from low-income families on Raksha Bandhan.

In the presence of senior RJD leaders, Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the document and said that his party had committed 24 commitments to both the national and Bihar citizen.

He said, they have released Parivartan Patra available. Twenty-four jan vachan (public promises) have been brought up for 2024. These 24 jan vachan are our promises, which we will keep, the speaker said.

Tejashwi Yadav said that his party will see to it that five new airports are built in Bihar to improve connectivity, should the INDIA bloc secure a majority at the Centre.

For better connectivity in Bihar, they are going to build 5 new airports in the state, in Purnea, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Raxaul, he said. Yadav also pledged to give Bihar special status. They will implement OPS (Old Pension Scheme) and we will provide special status to Bihar, he said. The former deputy CM promised to eradicate unemployment in the nation.

People will begin to be released from unemployment on August 15th. The process of providing jobs will begin on August 15th, if their government is elected, he stated.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Yadav for eating mutton during holy month of Sawan, compares them to Mughals

PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a scathing attack on senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav for allegedly eating mutton during the holy month of Sawan last year. He claimed that they do not care about the sentiments of the majority of people of the country. PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.

PM Modi was referring to a viral video which was released in September last year in which senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav were seen cooking mutton together. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur.

He said the opposition and INDI alliance do not care about the sentiments of the majority of the people of the India. He added Congress party enjoys playing with the sentiments of the people.

Talking about RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, PM Modi said a person who has been sentenced by the court and who is on bail – Rahul Gandhi visited the house of such a criminal and enjoys cooking mutton in the month of Sawan and a video was also made to tease the people of the country.  The Prime Minister claimed the intention of INDI alliance is to tease the people of the country and he even compared them with the Mughals.

PM Modi said the law does not stop anyone from eating anything but the intentions of these people are something else. He cited the example of the Mughals and said that when they attacked here, they were not satisfied until they demolished the temples. So just like Mughals, the Congress wants to tease the people of the country by showing the video in the month of Sawan.

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Akhilesh Yadav condemns deployment of cops in priests attire at Kashi temple

While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.



Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has condemned the deployment of police officers dressed as priests at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief demanded the suspension of the officers and wondered who ordered to deployment of cops in such attire.   

On the orders of Varanasi Police Commissioner Mohit Agarwal, the male and female policemen have been deployed in the temple in the priests’ attire. While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.

Yadav questioned the system in UP and asked according to which police manual is it correct for policemen to be dressed as priests. Those who give such orders should be suspended, he added. If tomorrow any ‘thag’ (fraudster) takes advantage of this and loots the innocent public, then what will the UP government and administration answer, he further asked. He called it Condemnable in a post on X.

Police Commissioner Agarwal had earlier told reporters that people who come from far away places to have obeisance have regard for the priests and they often get hurt if they are pushed forward by the policemen.

The duty in the temple is different from other places as police have to manage different types of crowds here. The crowd here is not for creating law and order problems. The police are here to ensure easy darshan to people and help and guide them, the police officer said.

He added the devotees get hurt if being pushed by policemen, if the same thing is done by priests they take it in a positive way. Following the no-touch policy, policemen are being deployed in priests’ attire.

The Samajwadi Party had earlier announced its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav will be contesting from her existing seat in Mainpuri.

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