On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ conferred on former President Pranab Mukherjee is a ‘fitting recognition’ for his excellent service to the nation. 

President Mukherjee has received the highest civilian award by his successor President Ram Nath Kovind. 

PM Modi tweets, “Thank you for leaving no stone unturned towards making India more developed… It was an honour to witness you receiving the Bharat Ratna, a fitting recognition of everything that you have done for the nation.”

Acclaimed Assamese Singer Bhupen Hazarika as well as RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh were conferred the award posthumously.

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