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Government of India

Ministry of Home Affairs

Rajya Sabha

Unstarred Question No. 2592

Answered on 11th December 2019

Demand for Conferring Bharat Ratna




Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:


(a)Whether Government id looking at the public demand for conferring Bharat Ratna posthumously to Late Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw;


(b)If so, the details thereof; and


(c)If not, the reasons therefor?




Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

(Shri Nityanand Rai)


(a)to (c) Recommendations for award of Bharat Ratna are received regularly from various quarters however, no formal recommendation for this award is necessary. The decisions regarding award of Bharat Ratna are taken from time to time.