Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna

Kashmir Times. Dated: 8/9/2019 12:40:04 AM

NEW DELHI, Aug 8 (Agencies): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, was on Thursday conferred with India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The 83-year-old served as India's 13th President from 2012-2017, but prior to his election to the post, Mukherjee also served as the Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.
The award was also given posthumously to social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and noted Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika.
The announcement for Bharat Ratna was made on January 25 in a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.



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