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Former President Pranab Mukherjee to get Bharat Ratna today

Today, on August 8, former President Pranab Mukherjee is going to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. Mukherjee was selected for Bharat Ratna - India's highest civilian award - in January of 2019. The announcement had been made in a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan which also said the award would be given posthumously to social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and noted Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika.

Updated : 08 August 2019, 11:08 AM