Bharat Ratna, conferred as highest civilian award given by the president for achievements. Now the Government of India has modified the criteria for this award by including sportsperson also.

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Sachin Tendulakar, the legendary cricketer is first sportsperson who awarded by India’s highest honor on February 4 at Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan with 41 eminent personalities for their contribution at varied aspect.

The award was given by President Pranab Mukharjee. Sachin Tendulkar is youngest person who achieved this Indian highest national award. Tendulkar has left behind the Hockey champion Dhyanchand by winning the award. After prestigious ceremony of Bharat Ratna award, Sachin Tendulakar said the award is greatest honour for him.He retired last November, completing his cricket career.

People who received Bharat Ratna in past 66 decades are listed below.