List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners (1954 – 2019)

Nelson Mandela (Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1990)

Nelson Mandela

Mandela played an important role in South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement. He also served as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, is also called the Gandhi of South Africa.