Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi: SC refuses to issue directive

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to issue any directive to the Centre on a PIL seeking to confer the Bharat Ratna on Mahatma Gandhi. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde observed that Gandhi is the ‘Father of the Nation’, and the people hold him in high esteem, which is far beyond any formal recognition.

Savarkar, Mookerjee to be awarded Bharat Ratna: Hindu Mahasabha

 “Most likely the announcement of conferring Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee will be made on the upcoming Republic Day”, the national president of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha Swami Chakrapani Maharaj told IANS on Monday. The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has urged the Prime Minister to give Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee.