Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Bharat Ratna

New Delhi, Aug 8: 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. 


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