Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna

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Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna

IANS   ¦    Aug 08, 2019 06:38:14 PM (IST)

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna-1

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjeee on Thursday received the Bharat Ratna -- the highest civilian award in the country -- which was also conferred to late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika.

Deshmukh and Hazarika's family members received the awards on their behalf while Mukherjee received it himself.

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the awards at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.