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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 998
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 10TH FEBRUARY, 2021/ MAGHA 21, 1942 (SAKA) BHARAT RATNA TO FIELD MARSHAL MANEKSHAW
998. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is considering 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.