New Delhi: Bharat Ratna: Today, Wednesday 24th January, is the birthday of the 11th Chief Minister of Bihar, Karpoori Thakur. Karpoori Thakur was the Chief Minister of Bihar twice. His first term was from December 1970 to June 1971. Whereas, the second term lasted from 1977 to 1979. Considering the popularity of Karpoori Thakur, he is called Jannayak. The Government of India is going to give the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to Karpoori Thakur this year. Before this, 4 personalities from Bihar have received this award.
Karpoori Thakur is the 5th person from Bihar.
Karpoori Thakur will be the fifth person from Bihar to receive Bharat Ratna. Bharat Ratna was started in the country in the year 1954. Since then, a total of 48 people in the country have received this honor. Karpoori Thakur is the 49th person in the country to receive this honor. Before Jannayak Karpoori Thakur, Dr. Vidhan Chandra Roy, Rajendra Prasad, Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan and Shehnai player Bismillah Khan had received this honor in Bihar.
Bihar got the first Bharat Ratna in the year 1962.
The first person to get Bharat Ratna in Bihar is Dr. Vidhan Chandra Roy. Vidhanchandra Roy received this award in 1961. At the same time, India’s first President Rajendra Prasad received this honor exactly one year later in 1962. It took 37 years for Bihar to get the third Bharat Ratna and in the year 1999, it was announced to give Bharat Ratna (posthumously) to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan. Just two years later, Bihar received its fourth Bharat Ratna in 2001. The great Shehnai player Bismillah Khan received this honor.
Bihar is going to get Bharat Ratna after 23 years.
After the fourth Bharat Ratna, Bihar is going to get the fifth Bharat Ratna after a long wait of almost 23 years. Actually, Bharat Ratna is the country’s biggest civilian award. This honor is given to those people who have done important work in any field in the country. Also, it has increased the country’s pride at the international level. This honor started in 1954 during the tenure of Rajendra Prasad.