S.S. Grewal                                                02-04-1980             30-04-1981
       C.R. Krishnaswamy Rao                                      30-04-1981             08-02-1985
       P.K. Kaul                                                  08-02-1985             22-08-1986
       B.G. Deshmukh                                              23-08-1986             27-03-1989
       T.N. Seshan                                                27-03-1989             23-12-1989
       V.C. Pande                                                 23-12-1989             11-12-1990
       Naresh Chandra                                             11-12-1990             31-07-1992
       S. Rajgopal                                                01-08-1992             31-07-1993
       Zafar Saifullah                                            31-07-1993             31-07-1994
       Surendra Singh                                             01-08-1994             31-07-1996
       T.S.R. Subramanian                                         01-08-1996             31-03-1998
       Prabhat Kumar                                              01-04-1998             31-10-2000
       T.R. Prasad                                                01-11-2000             31-10-2002
       Kamal Pande                                                01-11-2002             14-06-2004
       B.K. Chaturvedi                                            14-06-2004             13-06-2007
       K.M. Chandrasekhar                                         14-06-2007             13-06-2011
       Ajit Kumar Seth                                            14-06-2011             13-06.2015
       Pradeep Kumar Sinha                                         13-06-2015              till date
      7. Source: Cabinet Secretariat Website http://cabsec.nic.in
                                             CIVILIAN AWARDS
      Bharat Ratna Award
           Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award. It is given in recognition of exceptional service/
      performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Since its inception in 1954,
      45 persons have been decorated with Bharat Ratna so far. In 2015, the President of India
      conferred the award on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (Posthumous) and Shri Atal Bihari
      Vajpayee.
                                        RECIPIENTS OF BHARAT RATNA
       S. No.     Name                                                                   Awarded in
       1.         Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972)                                      1954
       2.         Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)                                       1954