HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD

  • Murli Manohar Joshi conferred Russia's highest civilian award June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was on Wednesday conferred Russia's highest civilian award for foreign nationals, "Order of Friendship", for his championing role in fostering ties between the two countries. Joshi was bestowed the award by visiting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin at a function at the Russian embassy...
  • CNR Rao, a high priest of pure science gets Bharat Ratna November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Eightyyearold Prof. Chintamani Nagesha Ramachandra Rao has been chosen for India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna. The world renowned chemist was named for the top civilian award along with Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. However, both Rao and Tendulkar share nothing in common. Sachin is a national sporting...
  • Bharat Ratna conferred on Bhimsen Joshi at his home February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was on Tuesday presented with Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian award, at a simple ceremony held at his residence in Pune in Maharashtra. The award, which was announced after a gap of seven years, was...