Former President Pranab Mukherjee to be conferred with ‘Bharat Ratna’

In the latest news, former President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour. As per a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika and late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh will also be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, posthumously.

PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to post a series of three consecutive tweets to appreciate the contributions of the three renowned personalities.

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The Prime Minister heaped praises on Pranab Mukherjee who plied his trade for decades as a Congressman, a senior minister in several Congress-led governments and then as the President, PM Modi wrote on Twitter, “Pranab Da is an outstanding statesman of our times.

He has served the nation selflessly and tirelessly for decades, leaving a strong imprint on the nation’s growth trajectory. His wisdom and intellect have few parallels. Delighted that he has been conferred the Bharat Ratna.”

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