The Government of India on Wednesday proclaimed that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya will be respected with India’s most elevated civilian award Bharat Ratna.
“It is a matter of great delight. Country’s Highest honour to these illustrious stalwarts is a fitting recognition of their service to the Nation.” PM Modi tweeted.
“President Pranab Mukherjee has been pleased to grant Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) and to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” a tweet from the President’s office said.
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